British ‘Islamic State Recruiter’ Nabbed

A British man has been arrested in Bangladesh for allegedly recruiting people to fight alongside Islamic State militants in Syria.

Samiun Rahman, a Londoner, arrived in the country in February to find fighters for both IS and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of the Detective and Criminal Intelligence Division, DCID, said.

“He has plans to recruit and send a team from Bangladesh to fight in Syria,” Monirul said. Rahman, whose parents are from a northeast town of the capital Dhaka, has confessed to trying to recruit fighters for the groups, police said, although it is not clear if his efforts were successful.

He told police he had joined the Nusra Front in Syria last September and fought with the group until December 2013. Police say Rahman returned to Britain at some point and visited some other countries to recruit jihadist before going to Bangladesh to do the same.



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