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Keralite youth, who allegedly joined al-Qaeda, killed in Syria: reports

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Keralite youth, who allegedly joined al-Qaeda, killed in Syria: reports Abu Tahir was a native of Palakkad. Screengrab

Thiruvananthapuram: A Keralite youth, who had allegedly joined al-Qaeda, was killed in a US attack in Syria, Manorama News reported on Sunday.

Palakkad native Abu Tahir had reportedly gone missing in 2013. Later, he posted on Facebook that he had joined the terror outfit. One of his relatives in Qatar got a message on social media informing him about Abu Tahir's death. There has been no official confirmation on the news yet.

Message claims one more Keralite IS recruit's death in Afghanistan

On Saturday, reports said that another Keralite youth who had allegedly joined the Islamic State terror group was killed in Afghanistan. Palakkad native Yahiya alias Bastian, who was in his late 20s, was killed in Afghanistan, the intelligence wing of the Kerala police said.

Yahiya and his wife, both of whom had converted to Islam, were among the 20-odd Keralites who had left the country allegedly to join the ISIS. Yahiya's brother and wife are also missing.

(With inputs from IANS)

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