Kuwait quizzes IS suspect deported from Philippines

KUWAIT: Authorities in Kuwait were set to begin questioning yesterday a suspected Islamic State group militant deported from the Philippines as it remanded four relatives in custody, local media reported. Hussein Al-Dhafiri was arrested in an upscale district of Manila late last month along with his Syrian wife Rahaf Zina on suspicion of being members of IS and of planning attacks in both countries.

He was deported to Kuwait on Friday to stand trial in his home country on charges of membership of a banned organization and of plotting attacks. Judicial authorities in Kuwait have remanded four relatives of Dhafiri in custody for 21 days pending further inquiries, Al-Qabas newspaper reported. They face similar charges to Dhafiri, the paper added.

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