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4 Indians deported by UAE with suspected ISIS links

UAE deported four Indian nationals suspected to have links with the ISIS jihadists on Tuesday. Four more are likely to arrive in the next few days, reflecting growing cooperation by the country in the fight against terror.

The four deported on Tuesday were arrested as soon as their flight landed at Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram airports. Intelligence agencies met the youth on arrival and questioned them on their association or links with the IS or their recruiters. They were debriefed, counseled and then allowed to go home.

The deportation follows the UAE sending back Afsha Jabeen, alias Nicky Joseph, who was allegedly involving in recruiting youth for IS. She is currently lodged at the Chanchalguda prison.

Sources said the Indians with suspected ISIS links were pointed out to the UAE authorities as they became suspicious of the group after monitoring their social media traffic.

Two youths from Kerala were deported from UAE earlier this month after authorities monitored their social media accounts and found them “radicalised and sympathetic” to the IS.