Indian-origin ISIS member designated as global terrorist
Washington: The US has designated as global terrorist Indian-origin Islamic State militant from Britain Siddhartha Dhar who is considered to have replaced the dreaded group's executioner Mohammad Emwazi, known as "Jihadi John".
Dhar, a British Hindu who converted to Islam and now goes by the name Abu Rumaysah, had skipped police bail in the UK to travel to Syria with his wife and young children in 2014.
He is believed to be the masked leader who appeared in a January 2016 ISIS video of the execution of several prisoners ISIS accused of spying for the UK, the state department said. A Belgian-Moroccan citizen, Abdelatif Gaini, was also designated as a global terrorist along with Dhar by the US.
The US has designated two ISIS members Dhar and Gaini, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists and imposes sanctions on them for committing.