Indonesian court disbands Islamic State-linked group for ‘terrorism’.


An Indonesian court today disbanded the country’s largest Islamic State-linked group, Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) for conducting terrorism and affiliating itself with the foreign militant organisation.

JAD has been linked to attacks across the country in recent years, including suicide bombings in the city of Surabaya in May that killed more than 30 people.

JAD is a U.S.-listed terror organisation. Its leader, Aman Abdurrahman, was sentenced to death last month for masterminding a string of deadly attacks.  Prosecutors said the decision could set a precedent for disbanding other IS-affiliated organisations in Indonesia.


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