New Delhi: The four Islamic State (IS) India recruits were on Monday identified as Abu Rashid, Bada Sajid, Fahad Tanvir Sheikh and Aman Tandon.
Two of the identified men – Fahad and Aman – are from Mumbai while the other two hail from Azamgarh. Allegedly, the two members from Azamgarh are former members of another terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM).
As per sources, the four new recruits have been trained in Syria.
The IS had recently released a 22-minute video with claims of Indian terrorists in its ranks who allegedly joined the terrorist organisation, and are fighting in Iraq and Syria. The video, a documentary of sorts in Arabic language is the first propaganda the Islamic State has produced with content focused on India and South Asia.
Fahad Sheikh, in the video warned, “We will return, but with a sword in hand, to avenge the Babri Masjid, and the killings of Muslims in Kashmir, in Gujarat, and in Muzaffarnagar.”
“To those in the Indian state who wish to understand our actions, I say you have only three options: to accept Islam, to pay jizya, or to prepare to be slaughtered,” an unidentified terrorist had said in the video.