Two Indians who joined IS and Al-Qaeda killed in Syria, Afghanistan
Two Keralites, who allegedly joined terror groups last year, have reportedly been killed in Syria and Afghanistan in air strikes by the US.
The deceased were identified as Yahya and Abu Thahir, both hailing from Palakkad, and had reportedly joined Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, respectively, police said.
They were among the 21 people, including women and children from Kerala, who had travelled to the Middle East and went missing in 2016.
17 of them were from Kasargod and the rest from Palakkad. Police said they received an information on Saturday night about the death of Thahir in Syria. A message received by a social worker in Kasargod said: "Yahya has been martyred while fighting in Afghanistan".The sender of the message, Asfak, said Yahya was "martyred" in the US attack.