Pro-IS Telegram channels distributed an English message from the fighter, “Abu Anwar al-Kashmiri,” on March 13, 2018, noting that when Taufeeq, who went by aliases Sultan Zabul al-Hindi and Abu Zarr al-Hind , did sign up for Ghazwat in the beginning and supplied narration for a single of its video clips, he in the end deserted the group and joined fellow IS-pledged fighters in Kashmir.
Abu Anwar also claimed Taufeeq operated the pro-IS Telegram channel ‘Al-Hadeed Media’, Site Intelligence web site that tracks IS things to do around the world, described on Friday.
Ansar Ghazwatul Hind had on Tuesday claimed Taufeeq as its have, declaring on Al-Hurr Media that he had occur to Kashmir from Hyderabad in 2017 and was amongst the 1st in the Zakir Musa-led group’s ranks.
The Al Qaeda claim arrived shortly following pro-IS Telegram channels hailed the martyrdom of Fazili, referring to him as chief of the IS-pledged Kashmiri group, and requested Kashmiris to attempt for ‘shahadat’ and swap each slain fighter with two.
In a different message on March 13, Kashmiri IS fighter Abu Anwar mentioned his ordeals with Essa Fazili (AKA Abu Yahya al-Kashmiri, Abu Yahya al-Istashadi), the now-deceased chief of the IS-pledged Kashmiri group killed along with Taufeeq. He recalled that Fazili had preferred to get in touch with other jihadist factions like Ghazwat to sign up for IS and did not consider Musa and his fighters as “apostates” but rebels of the “Caliphate”.
Incidentally, J&K law enforcement sustain that IS as an organisation does not have any existence in the state, although there may possibly be some
lone wolves swayed by its jihadi ideology.
J&K law enforcement sources had earlier claimed that Fazili, suspected in the killing of constable Farooq Ahmed Yatoo last month, was part of Tehreek ul Mujahideen, a small jihadist group energetic in south and central Kashmir.