Hyderabad youth dies fighting for ISIS

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Hyderabad: An engineering graduate from Hyderabad, who joined the terror group ISIS, has died “while fighting in Syria,” Intelligence sources on Tuesday said quoting his family members.

Muhammad Haneef Waseem (27) had reportedly joined the ISIS in Syria in February this year, they said.

The Telangana Police are in the process of gathering more information about Haneef’s alleged links with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). They are also trying to find out how he could have gone to Syria.

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“He (Haneef) completed engineering degree from Hyderabad around four years back. He later went to London where he completed his master’s course. In February this year, he left for Syria from London. He seems to have joined the Islamic State in Syria where he died,” a top Intelligence officer told

Last year, Hyderabad Police had foiled “attempts” by six youths from the city, including two engineers and a former Google employee, who were allegedly plotting to join the ISIS ranks.