Thane, May 21: The Islamic State on Friday released a new 22-minute Arabic-language documentary featuring Indian jihadist, which seems to be their first official interview of the Kalyan youth who fled to Iraq two years ago, where they joined the terror group ISIS.
The video which has been surfacing around the web, is the first propaganda video uploaded by the Islamic State with special content focusing jihad in India and South Asia. Kalyan engineering student Fahad Shaikh son of Dr Tanvir Shaikh who travelled to Syria in 2014 along with three other youths from the region which is located outskirts of Mumbai.
Shaikh is seen in the video saying that the will return, but this time with a sword in their hand, to avenge the Babri Masjid and the killings of Muslims in Kashmir, in Gujarat and Muzaffarnagar. Shaikh in his interview also paid homage to his friend from Thane, Shahim Tanki, who he said, was killed in a bomb attack in Raqqa last year. Read Also: (Doctor hacked to death in Bangladesh, ISIS claims responsibility)
The third person in the group Areeb Majeed, a kalyan based engineering student was arrested in 2014 and is now being prosecuted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The video also features several other ISIS henchmen who are not yet identified and report suggest that they are from the Indian Mujahideen group.
The National Investigating Agency (NIA) who had already arrested more than 40 ISIS jihadist in India are yet to identify the individuals featured in the video. The NIA is likely to seek help of the family members of the Shaikh to ascertain the fact.
The NIA officials reportedly said that the last photographs they have seen of Indian who fled to Syria of Iraq in 2008, when many of them were just adolescents. Due to which it is hard to be ascertain just who is in the video.
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