Shafi Armar: 26-year-old sought to set up ISIS module in every Indian state

shafiarmarMohammad Shafi Armar is just 26 years of age and today according to investigators he is the key link between the ISIS and the Indian recruits.
An interpol notice on him reads that he is wanted for criminal conspiracy read with terrorist acts, raising funds and recruiting persons for terrorist acts and also being a member of a terrorist organisation.
A resident of Bhatkal, his name is Mohammad Shafi and his family name Armar. He is fluent in English, Kannada, Urdu and Hindi. His pseudo name is Yousouf al-Hindi. He is also the brother of Sultan Armar the founder of the Ansar-ul-Tawhid the agency which is alleged to be recruiting Indians into the ISIS.

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How is the ISIS structured in India

ISIS-flag-afp-640x480New Delhi, Jan 28: The arrested persons alleged to be connected to the ISIS had formed an outfit with a proper hierarchy. They were operating on behalf of the ISIS under the name of Janood-ul-Khilafa-e-Hind.

This was a name that they had given the outfit to avoid the heat of the intelligence bureau. If one looks at the manner in which the ISIS functions in India, it becomes clear that the authorised name of the group is Ansar-ul-Tawhid. This outfit which is headed by Shafi Armar a Bhatkal (Karnataka) resident is the official recruiting agency for the ISIS in India.

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Terrorist groups: Different names, same ideology

New Delhi, Jan 23: The SIMI became Indian Mujahideen, the Indian Mujahideen became the Deccan Mujahideen. In such a scenario it comes as no surprise if the ISIS or Ansar-ul-Tawhid becomes Janood-ul-Khalifa-e-Hind. This was the name under which some of the persons detained by the NIA yesterday were operating.
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Breakaway IM group Ansar-ul-Tawhid wakes up to ISIS call

isiscadreNew Delhi, Jan 21: The Ansar-ul-Tawhid, a break away group of the Indian Mujahideen (IM), is back in the spotlight with Intelligence Bureau officials finding banter on the internet suggesting that the group is attempting to carry out strikes in India.
In the month of August 2014, the Ansar-ul-Tawhid pledged support to the ISIS and promised to recruit at least 300 Indians.

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ISIS would want Indians in Afghanistan instead of Syria or Iraq

isiscaliphateNew Delhi, Nov 17: Target 300 by the end of 2016 is the message that the ISIS had for its Indian recruitment agency, Ansar-ul-Tawhid. The birth of the AuT took place following the split in the Indian Mujahideen.
The IM which was the deadliest home grown terror group had begun falling apart after a series of arrests were carried out which included that of its chief Yasin Bhatkal.

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ISIS Indian wing Ansar-ul–Tawhid behind Areeb Majeed messages

New Delhi, Oct 3: The account from which messages relating to Areeb Majeed were being posted has been traced to the Ansar-ul-Tawhid. A handle@spamci17 had put out a series of tweets claiming that Areeb Majeed one of the four youth who had joined the ISIS, had returned to India only to carry out a suucide attack on a police station (ISIS propaganda: Majeed return to bomb police station in India). The account has been taken down now following a series of tweets. Indian Intelligence Bureau officials say that the account was being handled by a member of the Ansar-ul-Tawhid or the erstwhile Indian Mujahideen. The IM members who have formed the AUT now recruit actively from India on behalf of the ISIS.
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ISIS recruits from Karnataka may have died in Syria

isisnewThe ISIS which is recruiting youth globally has done its bit in Karnataka as well. Several youth from the state are alleged to have gone to either Syria or Iraq and taken part in the war being fought by the ISIS.
While there is no news about the whereabouts of several youth, the Intelligence Bureau had indicated that they could have joined the ISIS.
In the recent past three youth from Karnataka are alleged to have crossed over into Syria and IB officials suspect that they may have been killed.

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Bhatkal’s new ISIS recruiter- The journey of Shafi Armar

isisflagAnother resident of Bhatkal in Karnataka has shot into the limelight for the the wrong reasons. A year back Abu Bakr-Al-Bhagdadi had announced that Sultan Armar would be the emir of the Ansar-ul-Tawhid a recruiting wing for the ISIS.

With Sultan Armar dead, it appears as though the pieces have been picked up by his brother Shafi Armar Ahmed.

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ISIS module in Madhya Pradesh: Sinister plot busted

ISIS FLAGSultan Armar died in the month of March 2014 while battling in Kobane in Syria. Armar the emir of the Ansar-ul-Tawhid a recruiting wing of the ISIS for India and the sub-continent had played a major role not just in recruiting the youth, but investigations have shown that he had even managed to set up a module in India.

A module that was busted in a joint operation by the Madhya Pradesh police and the intelligence bureau has found that a group of five youth were appointed for the job. Their role including both recruitments and also carrying out terror strikes holding the ISIS banner.

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Indian ISIS recruits, Armar, Shahnawaz, Tanki reportedly die in Kobane

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Sultan Armar

The last words of the Bhatkal man, Aby Abdullah Al hindi alias Sultan Armar was, “Don’t forget to liberate India from kuffars. My eyes fills with tears when I think of the Gujrat and Muzaffarnagar massacres.

Armar the man who was heading the Ansar-ul-Tawhid, a group loyal to the ISIS and two others of Indian origin have been killed in battle at Kobane in Syria and Indian Intelligence Bureau officials confirmed the same.

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