Not likely Islamic State will shift base to SEA - terrorism expert

Darshini Kandasamy

28 Nov 2019, 9:02 am

Updated a year ago


With the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, it is unlikely the Islamic State (Isis) will look to shift its operations to Southeast Asia as the region is not a priority.

According to Indonesia-based terrorism expert Sidney Jones (above), Southeast Asia “never really mattered very much to the Isis except as proof of its global reach.”

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