Kannur: Police have identified five Malayalee Islamic State members who are now residing in Syria.
Police said Abdul Khayyum, Abdul Manaf, Shabeer, Suhail and Safwan have been engaged in terrorist activities in Syria for the past few years.
Police have released their photographs. Abdul Khayyum hails from Thechikkulam in Kannur and Safwan belongs to Pappinissery. Abdul Manaf, Shabeer and Suhail are natives of Valapattanam.
Recently, police arrested Hamsa, who was allegedly recruiting people to the terror-outfit. Police received more information about the IS members after interrogating Hamsa.