December 13, 2018
Close on the heels of a once IS activist woman recently approaching the police in Kannur in northern Kerala to get her child back from the husband now in Afghanistan, 10 persons are said to have left the district to join the terrorist organisation.
Earlier, police in Turkey had arrested more than 30 Kannur people who had made a bid to join IS.
A police report said the 10 included members of two families. All of them are believed to have left on November 20. They reportedly told close relatives that they were shifting to Mysuru.
On inquires, police suspect that they left the country. They initially left straight to the UAE and then fled from there.
According to the report, they must have gone to Afghanistan which is now believed to be the base of IS after a good number of its centres in Syria and Iraq were destroyed.
The team, which had terror links, included women and children. One of the women was the sister-in-law of one Shameer, who was killed along with two of his sons after joining the IS.
It was just two weeks ago that a woman in Kannur had sought police help to get back her child. Her husband and she along with the child had been working for IS in Afghanistan. While she returned her husband and child stayed bac. She now wanted her child released from there.