Australian Federal Police Tracking Pilots Influenced By ISIS Jihadists

Australian Federal Police are monitoring two Indonesian pilots who appear to have been influenced by pro-Islamic State elements, on concerns they may pose a security threat, an intelligence website says.

The apparent radicalisation of Ridwan Agustin, alias Hobi Panahan, and Tommy Hendratno, alias Tomi Abu Alfatih, was detailed in a March 18 operational intelligence report compiled by the AFP and obtained by website The Intercept.

The AFP report – marked “for official use only” – analyses Facebook posts by the two pilots that appear to support IS.

The Intercept reports that Agustin formerly worked for AirAsia Indonesia, while Premiair says Hendratno ceased working for them on June 1.

Agustin graduated from the AirAsia academy in 2010 and flew international and domestic routes, the intelligence report states.

He began posting material indicating his support for IS from September 2014 – posts which Hendratno “liked”.

The AFP also noted that Agustin had commented on the page of Heri Kustyanto, who it’s believed left his Indonesian family to fight with IS in Syria or Iraq.


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Source: www.news.com.au


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