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Former professor at Japanese university nabbed in Syria for links to Islamic State, Dhaka attack

  • June 7, 2019
  • , Fuji TV
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Fuji TV reported this morning that it has learned from an Iraqi source that Mohammad Saifullah Ozaki, a Japanese citizen born in Bangladesh and a former associate professor at Ritsumeikan University, was captured by U.S. Forces in the last Islamic State stronghold of Baghuz, Syria, in March and is currently being detained at a U.S. military facility in Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq. Ozaki is reportedly being interrogated because he is believed to be close to the Islamic State leadership and to have been involved in the terrorist attack in Bangladesh in 2016 in which 22 people were killed, including a number of Japanese.

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