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ISIS Indian Origin Fighters: ISIS Has 66 Known Indian Origin Fighters Says US Report On Terrorism

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  • 66 Indian-origin fighters found in terrorist organization Islamic State
  • This claim has been made by the US State Department in its latest report on terrorism.
  • Along with this, India’s anti-terror agencies have been praised in the US report.

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So far, 66 Indian-origin fighters have been reported to be in the Islamic State, a global terrorist organization that is carrying out attacks from Syria to Iraq. This claim has been made by the US State Department in the latest report released on terrorism. Simultaneously, the report commended India’s counter-terrorism agencies, including the NIA, for proactively detecting and deterring international and regional terrorist forces.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken released the Countries Report 2020 on Terrorism on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, he said India is collaborating with the US to implement UN Security Council resolution UNSCR 2309 and mandatory ‘dual screen X-ray’ of baggage at airports. United Nations Security Council Resolution 2309 calls on governments to ensure the safety of civilians during air travel.

NIA probes 34 cases related to Islamic State
In the report released by the US, it has been claimed that till November, information has been received about the involvement of 66 Indian-origin fighters with the Islamic State. According to this, no Foreign Terrorist Fighter (FTF) returned to India during the year 2020. Underscoring India-US cooperation, the report said that the US will continue to enhance strategic partnership with the Indian government, including through bilateral ties such as the 17th Joint Task Force on Counter-Terrorism, and the third ‘two plus two’ ministerial talks in October. Is.

The report praises the Indian counter-terrorism agencies including the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for proactively identifying and deterring international and regional terrorist forces. “NIA investigated 34 cases related to Islamic State and arrested 160 people, including 10 al-Qaeda members from Kerala and West Bengal in September,” the report said.

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