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 Jordanian suicide bomber was recruited in Kharkiv, - Al Jazeera

The young man joined ISIL after being persuaded by recruiters in Ukraine.

This was announced by the late terrorist's father, Jordanian Member of Parliament Mazen Dalaeen, Censor.NET reports citing Al Jazeera.

Dalaeen said on Sunday that his son, Mohamed Dalaeen, was recruited by an Azerbaijani couple living in North East Ukrainian town of Kharkiv.

The couple was actively recruiting young impressionable Muslim students to join the ranks of ISIL in Syria and Iraq, he said.

The bereaved father said that the active network that brainwashed his son consisted of a man who went by the name of "Ibrahim" and his wife who recruited women and went by the name of "Sumayah".

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Mohamed and his Ukrainian wife joined ISIL along with a Chechen and Tunisian couple.

Dalaeen insisted that ISIL has active recruiters around the world who take advantage of young Muslims and brainwash them into thinking that they are fighting for a "higher cause".

The father said that his son, who was 23, was in his third year of medical school, and married to a Ukrainian woman, who also traveled with him to Iraq last February.

Mohamed and his wife left Ukraine for Turkey in June and from there they crossed the borders into Iraq. Mohamed committed a suicide terrorist attack last week in Iraq.

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Raqi Rawashdeh, the president of the Jordanian community in Kharkov, told al Jazeera that he knew Mohamed Dalaeen ever since he came to Ukraine to study four years ago.

Rawashdeh said that young Mohamed was never religious or harbored any extremist views or ideology. However, things changed in the last four months when Mohamed decided to sport a beard and started exhibiting ultra-religious views.

Ukraine is home to nearly 5,000 Jordanian students out of which approximately 1,500 students live in Kharkiv.

 
 
 
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