European-Pakistani Account On Facebook Posts Image Of Pakistani Jihadi Fighter Killed In Syria

December 11, 2013

A jihadi account of European-Pakistani origin on the social networking website Facebook has posted an image of a Pakistani jihadi fighter who was recently killed in Syria.[1]

Recently, a jihadi forum published the name of another Pakistani fighter killed in Syria: Ustad Saleh Talal aka Abdul Ala Al-Pakistani.[2]

The Facebook account – abu.abdassamad.35 – uploaded the image of Shiraz Tariq aka Abu Mussa Al-Pakistani on November 30. In recent jihadi posts by Arab fighters, Al-Pakistani is being spelled “Al-Bakistani” since there is no Arabic equivalent for P. The account began posting on October 31 and shows the person to have been born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, but he seems to be a European.

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