US intelligence agencies likely to question ISIS return youth

US intelligence agencies likely to question ISIS return youth

Sleuths of US intelligence agencies are likely to question Arif Majeed, who returned home after being associated with ISIS in Iraq and Syria, as he is believed to have loads of information about the group running a reign of terror in the region.

Official sources said the US, which is fighting a battle against ISIS, is keen to know about activities of the terrorist group and Arif could give inputs about the ground situation in the territory the outfit holds on.

Arif has told interrogators that even though he was a civil engineer, he was deployed to work in Mosul dam as a mason following instructions from some ISIS leaders. He was injured while working at the dam following an aerial attack, the sources said.

The dam is the largest in Iraq and located on the Tigris river. For several weeks in July and August, ISIS held Mosul dam. On August 17, the Kurdish and Iraqi military launched a successful operation to retake control of the dam from ISIS.

The US air strikes assisted the Kurdish and Iraqi army.

After his stint at the Mosul dam, Arif had moved to Rakka or ar-Raqqah, a Syrian town located on the north bank of the Euphrates river, which is now under the control of ISIS.
At Rakka, Arif was given an AK-47 rifle but soon he was injured for the second time due to splinter fire.

During interrogation, Arif has said that apart from him and three other Mumbai youth, he had met one more Indian- origin youth who joined the ISIS. That youth had come from one of the Gulf countries, the sources said.

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