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Trinidadian among persons identified by US as international terrorist

Published:Friday | March 31, 2017 | 3:55 PM

The United States has named Trinidad and Tobago national Shane Dominic Crawford among a group it calls Specially Designated Global Terrorists.

The State Department says Crawford and other foreigners identified as El Shafee Elsheikh, Anjem Choudary, Sami Bouras and Mark John Taylor are believed to be foreign terrorist fighters in Syria carrying out terrorist activity on behalf of ISIS, including acting as an English language propagandist for the group.

Crawford was among people detained in an alleged plot to assassinate then Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar in the 2011.

No charges were ever laid against them.

The State Department said the Trinidad and Tobago national and the others, whose nationalities were not disclosed, have committed or pose a significant risk of committing acts of terrorism.

The Trinidad and Tobago government has confirmed that several of its citizens are fighting in Syria as part of ISIS.