Baghdadi had admitted defeat in Iraq and ordered militants to either go back to their own countries or kill themselves in suicide attacks.

Kerala missing IS youths message Will not return even after Bhagdadi admits defeat
news Terrorism Friday, March 03, 2017 - 10:01

One of the relatives of the many missing youngsters from Kerala who are believed to have joined the Islamic State in Syria has received another message via Telegram app, stating that the youngsters would ‘continue to fight for the laws of Quran’. The message was sent on Thursday afternoon.

One of the missing youngsters¸ Hafeesudheen from Padane village of Kasaragod, had died few days ago in a drone attack in Afghanistan. Hafeesudheen’s relative Abdul Rehman had sent a message to Ashfaq Majeed (another among the missing) asking whether they would return to India after the IS chief Abu Bakr al Bagdadi admitted defeat in the last day of the war. As a reply to Rehman’s query, Majeed replied that they will fight till death.

“Our aim is to establish the laws of Quran on earth. With Allah's help we will strive to elevate His words above all other things. To achieve our aim, we will utilize everything at our disposal. No one can block us. We will continue to fight with our body and wealth till the fall of the last person. They (the polytheists) call their gods as president, king, member of parliament etc. They call Shirk as democracy , secularism, international law or freedom of speech,“ the message reads, The Times of India quotes.

Twelve of 21 missing youths are from Padane village. Their relative believe that Abdul Rashid, the leader of the group, was responsible for radicalising all the others. He had been conducting classes for youngsters across Kerala.

Recently, Baghdadi had admitted defeat in Iraq and ordered militants to either go back to their own countries or kill themselves in suicide attacks. Media reports stated that he had told his supporters to blow themselves up with the promise of '72 women in heaven'.

He had also reportedly issued a 'farewell speech' which was distributed among IS militants.

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