Former Free Aceh Movement (GAM) rebel Fakhruddin Kasem. Photo: AFP Former Free Aceh Movement (GAM) rebel Fakhruddin Kasem. Photo: AFP
Former Free Aceh Movement (GAM) rebel Fakhruddin Kasem. Photo: AFP

Former Aceh separatist fighters feel lure of Islamic State as they struggle to make ends meet

Critics say governance in the province over the past decade has been ineffective, pointing to problems in the education system, rising infant mortality rates and growing drug problems.

Former Free Aceh Movement (GAM) rebel Fakhruddin Kasem. Photo: AFP Former Free Aceh Movement (GAM) rebel Fakhruddin Kasem. Photo: AFP
Former Free Aceh Movement (GAM) rebel Fakhruddin Kasem. Photo: AFP
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