The Taliban captured renegade Islamist, ISIS recruiter and former Gitmo detainee Mullah Abdul Rauf Khadim in Afghanistan
Rauf is also known as Abdul Rauf Aliza and Maulvi Abdul Rauf Khadim. He was transferred to Afghanistan in 2007.
Former Gitmo detainee Mullah Abdul Rauf is actively recruiting Islamists for terror attacks in Afghanistan.
Mullah Abdul Rauf was also part of the Taliban’s inner circle. (IBTimes)
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Pajhwok Afghan News reported:
The Taliban on Wednesday captured Mullah Abdul Rauf Khadim, an Islamic State (IS) ally, along with 45 supporters in the Kajaki district of southern Helmand province, a reliable source confided to Pajhwok Afghan News.
However, security officials expressed unawareness about the detention of Rauf, who became a recruiter for the IS group in Afghanistan after falling out with the Taliban. Rauf, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, was a military commander in Herat and Kabul during Taliban’s regime.
He recently joined the IS, a jihadi group which controls large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria, and has been leading hundreds of masked gunmen in northern districts of Helmand.
A Taliban commander in Helmand, wishing anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News they disarmed Rauf and his 45 gunmen and detained them on Wednesday in compliance with directives from the Taliban’s governor for Helmand, Mullah Abdul Rahim Akhund.
He said the men were in their custody and their fate would be decided by Taliban religious leaders and judges.
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