- The Ghanaian who joined terrorist group, ISIS is reportedly killed
- According to reports, he was killed in a battle in the Syrian city of Homs
- Nazir left Ghana in August last year to join ISIS in Syria
Ghanaian ISIS recruit, Mohammed Nazir Nortei Alema is reportedly dead.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) graduate who joined terrorist group ISIS in August 2015 has been killed according to Finder newspaper investigations.
He is said to have been killed in battle in the Syrian city of Homs.
The Finder reported that a close family source told the newspaper that, another Ghanaian ISIS recruit who gave his name as Mr Yusif, a graduate of the University of Mines in Prestea, announced Mr Nazir’s death to the family through an email.
Mohammed Nazir Nortei Alema, left Ghana in August last year to join ISIS in Syria. His departure shocked his family and Ghanaians at large.
Nazir’s departure also caused panic in Ghana and the campus of the KNUST.
His final funeral rites, Adua in Islam, were performed last Sunday in Accra.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, alternatively translated as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, is a Salafi jihadist militant group that follows an Islamic fundamentalist, Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam.
ISIS is a terrorist group led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It began as the Iraqi chapter of Al Qaeda. But the two groups always had disagreements, and ISIS broke away in 2014. Now ISIS and Al Qaeda compete for influence and recruits.
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In 2011, a civil war broke out in Syria in response to efforts to overthrow dictator Bashar al-Assad. ISIS quickly took advantage of the chaos. The group now controls a vast territory in Syria and Iraq. They’ve become one of the largest, most successful, and most violent groups operating in Syria and Iraq.
ISIS want to set up what they view as a “pure” Islamic state — despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims find ISIS and its version of Islam repulsive.