• June 21, 2024 6:55 pm

The Impact of COVID-19 on Terrorist Financing in Indonesia

Many militant groups, including pro-Islamic State (IS) terrorist organizations in Indonesia, rely heavily on donations from members and sympathizers to generate income. These donations have become increasingly important following the apparent decline of funds from IS in Syria, coupled with the fact that the access to such funds has usually been limited to those with links to Indonesians fighting in Syria. The article discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the financing of pro-IS groups in Indonesia and how this could shape the near-term outlook for terrorism financing in the country.

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