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Kashmiri youth believed to have joined ISIS in 2013 captured in Syria: Report

Srinagar: A Kashmiri youth believed to have joined ISIS, is reportedly in the custody of US-led forces in Syria after hundreds of fighters surrendered in March this year

The youth identified as Adil Ahmad Wada is believed to have informed his family — based in the Jawahar Nagar locality of Srinagar — about the development through an audio message on March 25, Economic Times reported.

According to the report the family has since approached Jammu & Kashmir Police and other agencies seeking help to bring their son back. They have also sought an appointment with Governor Satya Pal Malik. The authorities have reportedly informed the family that the process would be started after a new government assumes office in New Delhi.

Wada apparently informed his family that he along with over 1,500 ISIS fighters and their families were intercepted and captured by US-led forces around March in Syria.

Wada, who has an MBA from Queensland University in Australia, is believed to have joined ISIS in 2013, when he allegedly misinformed his family that he got a job in an NGO in Turkey, after struggling to find one in Australia, Qatar and Dubai.

Aadil’s father, Fayaz Ahmad Wada told Economic Times that the group was surrounded by the US forces and asked to surrender. “They performed Istikhara (a prayer recited by Muslims when in need of guidance in life) and decided to surrender along with their weaponry as many women and children were part of this large group,”

Days later following another attack they lost touch with their son, Wada added.

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