The Indonesian Air Force has allocated three Sukhoi jet fighters to help stop Maute terrorists in case they decide to flee from southern Philippines, Indonesian state-owned news agency Antara reports.
Marawi City crisis started May 23.
The said jet fighters are now stationed in Tarakan, North Kalimantan. The jets will be stationed in Tarakan for a month.
“The militants might flee the Philippines and were forced to cross the border to Indonesia,” Air Force base in Tarakan chief Colonel Didik Krisyanto said.
Indonesia’s naval forces are also on guard for possible infiltration by fleeing terrorists.