UK-trained Kuwaiti Naval Officer Joins ISIS
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A UK-trained naval officer has reportedly joined the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS)-Daesh, officially branded regionally and internationally as a terrorist organization. The Kuwaiti officer could transmit his knowledge of British maritime activity and expose them for terror attacks.

Ali Alosaimi, 28, spent three years training on a Merchant Navy officer's course in Britain before joining the jihadist group. However, an official source from the Kuwaiti Government clarified that Alosaimi has nothing to do whatsoever with the Kuwaiti army or security agencies, being a merchant navy officer.

According to the report, Alosaimi trained at South Tyneside College’s Marine School in South Shields before heading to Syria and joining ISIS in April 2014. On application form, the one that the jihadist group uses to track foreign fighters, Alosaimi said he had been educated as a ‘navy officer in Britain’.

Before coming to the UK he reportedly worked for a state-owned Kuwaiti oil tanker company. Pictures of him, obtained from Facebook, show him clean shaved but he reportedly became more religious over time and grew a beard and began preaching to family members.

He cut off contact with his family in 2013. Alosaimi may have had a younger brother who joined the Islamic State and was killed in battle in Syria.

It is not known though whether he is alive or not. On the ISIL entry form, it is claimed he said he wanted to be a fighter rather than a suicide bomber.



09 May, 2016 0 3409
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