Indonesia will not take back nationals who joined Islamic State - ministerReuters | Jakarta | Updated: 11-02-2020 16:45 IST | Created: 11-02-2020 16:05 IST
The minister, Mahfud MD, said the government needed to ensure the security of 267 million Indonesian citizens by keeping the fighters out of the country.
The minister said, however, authorities would try to get more accurate data on the Indonesians who had joined Islamic State and might take back children aged 10 and younger, although this would be reviewed on a "case by case" basis.
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