Fed up with ISIS, Azamgarh youth wants to come back home

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A 28 year old youth from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh is the latest ISIS renegade wanting to escape back home from the war torn Syria-Iraq axis.

Sources said the family of the youth shared the information with security agencies after the youth contacted them through phone and showed his willingness to come home.

He was in the logistics department of the ISIS based at al Raqqah and later shifted to ISIS held areas in Iraq close to Syria and, perhaps, got frustrated with the inhuman and anti-Islamic activities of the outfit.

“The immediate catalyst that prompted him to contact his family seems to be the recent bombing by western forces in ISIS-held areas,”said sources.

If the youth gets back, for which the Indian agencies are trying hard to accomplish, he would be the second youth after Kalyan youth Areeb Majeed to get out of the clutches of ISIS and return home.

If agencies succeed in bringing him home, the youth would be questioned at length to know about the level of his involvement with the ISIS and quarantined before a proper rehab.

The youth, whose name agencies do not want to disclose, was attracted towards ISIS through internet. Agencies suspect his handler to be an Indian based in UAE.

He is a class 12th pass out and was involved in small business of handloom before leaving to join ISIS and does not have record to any criminal activities, officials said.

With this new disclosure, the list of Indian youth who are said to be fighting for ISIS have gone up to 20 which is far less than the number of people who have joined ISIS ranks from the western countries.

These include two youth from Mumbai outskirts Kalyan, an Australia-based Kashmiri, one youth from Telangana, one from Karnataka, one Oman-based Indian and another Singapore-based Indian.

Among the six Indians, who fought alongside the ISIS and got killed were three Indian Mujahideen terrorists, including Sultan Ajmer Shah and Bada Sajid, who had joined its ranks after being in Pakistan, two from Maharashtra and one from Telangana.

On September 15, UAE deported four Indians suspected to have links with ISIS and it is expected to send back the same number of people soon. About a fortnight ago, the UAE had sent back a 37-year-old woman, Afsha Jabeen alias Nicky Joseph, who was allegedly involving in recruiting youths for ISIS.

Earlier in January, Salman Mohiuddin of Hyderabad was arrested at that airport when he was preparing to board a flight to Dubai on way to Syria via Turkey. So far, 17 young men, mostly from Telangana, have been prevented from traveling to Syria, ostensibly to join ISIS.

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