US to probe Pakistan’s role in Syria’s Islamic State movement
American security forces are interrogating four Pakistani nationals, including who sent them to fight for IS in Syria
A list of 29 Pakistani names released by the Kurd Syrian Democratic Forces has prompted the US to probe Pakistan’s role in Syria’s Islamic State movement. The 29 are in custody of the Kurd Syrian Democratic Forces for fighting for the Islamic State. The Islamic State is an ultra-onservative radical Sunni movement in Iraq and Syria.
The list, according to a report in WION, includes the name of four Pakistanis who claim to have citizenships of Turkey and Sudan.
A counter-terror official said the American security forces are interrogating the Pakistani nationals, including who sent them to fight for IS in Syria and their past affiliations with terrorist groups like the Al-Qaida or any other pan-Islamic group based in Pakistan. He, as per the report, said that with the Pakistani deep state involved with the so-called Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP)in Afghanistan , the interrogation will also reveal its role, if any.
The ISKP has carried out several attacks on civilian installations, including the gurdwara attack in Kabul, earlier this year. Reports state that Aslam Farooqui, ISKP chief, who is also a Pakistani national with clear links to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence was arrested for the bombing and is in the custody of the Afghan government.