Abductions by the ISIS-linked Filipino group Abu Sayyaf have actually just recently prompted Indonesia to require joint maritime patrols with the Philippines and Malaysia.

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Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore cautioned their citizens in 2015 that it was a concern of when, instead of if, they would happen and this foresight was sadly proven right

Security specialists

Security specialists think its leaders are aiming to fund and motivate attacks throughout the area, notes BBC, referring to the wing of the Islamic State, likewise referred to as IS.

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1,000 Southeast Asian Jihadists Travel

1,000 Southeast Asian Jihadists Travel to Iraq, Syria for Islamic State

A variety of jihadist groups in Southeast Asia have pledged loyalty to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), and approximately 1,000 people have actually left Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines to sign up with the terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria, reports BBC.

Abductions by the ISIS-linked Filipino group Abu Sayyaf have actually just recently prompted Indonesia to require joint maritime patrols with the Philippines and Malaysia.

A number of countries in Southeast Asia have actually been anticipating attacks by the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in the region, notes BBC.

Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore cautioned their citizens in 2015 that it was a concern of when, instead of if, they would happen and this foresight was sadly proven right with the attack on Jakarta in January this year, it includes.

People of Indonesia and Malaysia have supposedly formed a main ISIS branch referred to as Katibah Nusantara Daulah Islamiyah.

Security specialists think its leaders are aiming to fund and motivate attacks throughout the area, notes BBC, referring to the wing of the Islamic State, likewise referred to as IS. Over the previous year, IS has enhanced its propaganda efforts in Indonesian, which is similar to Malay, inciting people to join it however likewise to carry out attacks where they are.

Authorities in Southeast Asia have supposedly been on alert for foreign jihadists who might travel to the region to share or pick up battlefield knowledge.

Militant groups in the area are known to interact and fighters often travel to another country to avert arrest in their own, explains BBC. South East Asia’s long shorelines and permeable borders make it difficult for the authorities to keep an eye on or stop such movement.

The Philippine-based Abu Sayyaf group, which has promised loyalty to ISIS, recently beheaded among its foreign hostages after the captive’s government failed to pay a ransom worth millions of dollars.

Security experts believe competition to lead a potential official IS regional province might spur additional attacks, reports BBC. IS has actually acknowledged pledges by some groups in the area however not yet officially proclaimed it a province as it has with other locations, such as Boko Haram in Africa, though there are signs it is approaching doing so.