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TNI providing military training for FPI Islamic vigilantes

Jawa Post (JPPN) - January 7, 2017

The Islamic Defenders Front's (FPI) Banten Regional Representatives Council (DPD) held State Defence Preliminary Training (PPBN) in the Lebak regency of Banten, West Java, on Thursday January 5.

The training was led directly by members of the Indonesian military (TNI) who acted as mentors. Several photos of the training were uploaded by the FPI DPP on Instagram at dpp_fpi <https://www.instagram.com/p/BO8NaaFg6Fg>.

"The TNI and the FPI held PPBN and planted 10,000 trees in Lebak regency Banten", read the dpp_fpi photo caption attached to the photos uploaded on Saturday January 7.

In the photos, several FPI leaders can be seen training on a military style obstacle course beginning with climbing rope cargo nets and swinging over pools of water on strands of rope.

The training photos received a positive response from netizens who sympathise with the social organisation led by FPI secretary general KH. Ahmad Shabri Lubis.

"Allah has willed it", was written from the account zahrtlk. "good job fpi onward with state defence", wrote amry2096 in support of the FPI training.

In addition to training, the FPI members also held an action to plan 10 thousand trees as an environmental conservation effort. (mg5/jpnn)

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the report was FPI dan TNI Latihan ala Militer di Banten.]

Source: http://m.jpnn.com/news/fpi-dan-tni-latihan-ala-militer-di-banten.

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