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A fugitive chief recruiter of the Islamic State in the Indian subcontinent has targeted youths from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to involve them with the global terror outfit ISIS, the Daily Star reported on Friday quoting the NDTV.

According to the article, Mohammed Shafi Armar who is a tech savvy, has been operating on Facebook and other personal messenger services to allegedly contact, brainwash and recruit youths from the three nations.

He has been named a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” by the US on Thursday, becoming the first Indian leader of the terror outfit against whom America has sponsored sanctions.

The US State Treasury Department, while updating its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT), has included Armar, who is a native of Karnataka, clearing the way for sanctions against him.

An Interpol Red Corner notice is also pending against the 30-year-old Armar, who has many aliases like “Chhote Maula”, “Anjan Bhai” and “Yousuf al-Hindi”.

"Mohammed Shafi Armar is a leader and head recruiter in India for the Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO) and Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) group, ISIS," the State Department said.

"He has cultivated a group of dozens of ISIS sympathisers who are involved in terrorist activities across India, such as plotting attacks, procuring weapons, and identifying locations for terrorist training camps," said the statement.

Armar was said to have left for Pakistan along with his elder brother after the crackdown on Indian Mujahideen cadres.

After a fight with Bhatkal brothers, including Riyaz, the founder of Indian Mujahideen, in Pakistan, Armar is believed to have created Ansar ul Tawhid, which later pledged its allegiance to the ISIS, NDTV reports.

His links to the ISIS were also the highlight of the interrogation of Yasin Bhatkal, who was arrested near the Nepal border in 2013.

Armar first came on the radar of investigation agencies when the NIA was probing suspected ISIS cadres in Ratlam of Madhya Pradesh.

During the interrogation of alleged IS operatives, it emerged that Armar was motivating and radicalising Muslim youths in India.

He was said to have been recruiting youths for the Jund ul Khalifa-e-Hind through online radicalisation.

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  • perera Saturday, 17 June 2017 12:35 PM

    nothing unique to sri lanka. every country has ISISterrorist scumbag. we had our own ltte SCUMBAGS.GOTA can take care of them? no let the field marshal do it.

    Rhonda Taylor Saturday, 17 June 2017 01:18 PM

    Have his picture all over so that he will not be able to enter the country. Some of our Immigration officials are dumb

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 16 June 2017 04:35 PM

    Hand him over to Ven. Gnanasara Thero. he will deal with him.

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Friday, 16 June 2017 04:39 PM

    Very sorry, even our Police Department could not find the hide out of a BBS Terrorist who is just a puppy comparing to ISIS, how are they going to investigate...

    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Friday, 16 June 2017 04:41 PM

    Hon. President and Hon. PM should be alert now itself, without smoke no fire, hence deploy our Armed forces in the coastal areas, specially in the North and East and keep the capital always alert. Meantime, look for the BBS Secretary too.

    Kanishka De Silva Friday, 16 June 2017 04:44 PM

    When they creep into our country... for sure BBS Gen. Secretary and his gang will have to find their graves.

    Anonymous Friday, 16 June 2017 04:51 PM

    looks like Sri Lanka Border Police and Intelligence services have no clue whatsoever about the magnitude of the problem. In July 2015, US air raids in Syria killed ISIL terrorist called Abu Shuraih Sailani, a 37 years old Sri Lankan Jihadist from Galewela.

    gamunu lokuge Friday, 16 June 2017 05:24 PM

    at last someone is brave enough to comment

    Titanic Friday, 16 June 2017 06:05 PM

    we dont need ISIS or BBS we had enough problem for the last 30 years let RAW INDIA or USA CIA have it if they want via DM Android App

    vasaliya Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:13 AM

    Sri Lanka already have thier terror outfit. The GMOA and the UNI STUDENTS UNIONS. What more you need....

    J Palitha Saturday, 17 June 2017 08:40 AM

    All these un-wanted problems are because of BBS activities for sure. Is Gnanasara Thero is hidden by Wijedasa Rajapakshe or Gotta?

    A.T.M. Ranatunge Saturday, 17 June 2017 08:43 AM

    President MS should take prior action most important is instruct IGP to arrest BBS Gen. Secretary who is hiding.

    Saturday, 17 June 2017 08:59 AM

    What about black cats..yellow cats...pottu amman inteligence.....?

    Arnold Friday, 16 June 2017 03:28 PM

    Another Indian crap. Sri Lankan Muslim youth know ISIS is a hoax operated by Mossad.

    ceylon Friday, 16 June 2017 03:30 PM

    kill this basterd. via DM Android App

    Riyazi Saturday, 17 June 2017 11:23 AM

    i am a muslim...i hope ISIS will not succeed in recruiting Srilankan youth as we Srilankans believe ISIS is a total terror outfit.

    sachith Friday, 16 June 2017 03:43 PM

    This is what happening today. Authorities must investigate about these.


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