Indonesia extends IS-military operations; Covid-19 cases rising - over 56,000

JAKARTA, June 30 (Xinhua): The Indonesian government has prolonged the operation to hunt down members of a cell affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group in a deep forest of Central Sulawesi province.

The "Tinombala Military Operation," which had been scheduled to run till June 28, has been extended until Sept 30, the National Police's Spokesman Brigadier General Awi Setiyono said on Tuesday (June 30).

The extension was aimed at hunting down on scores of IS-linked militants who are...