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Indonesia fears attacks by returning fighters

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A police billboard shows a list of individuals wanted in relation with terrorism cases in Poso, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi Province, on Dec. 19.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- The Indonesian government remains concerned about the threat posed by the self-described Islamic State, despite the group's recent territorial losses in Iraq and Syria including the ceding of the key city of Ramadi to the Iraqi army in late December.

     "Indonesia is very vulnerable," said Dewi Fortuna Anwar, an adviser to Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, airing Jakarta's fears that Indonesian members of IS could return home to carry out terrorist attacks.

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