A ‘Trini’ is captured in Syria fighting with ISIS


    A man who reportedly appeared in an ISIS video talk­ing about life in Trinidad and To­ba­go has been held fight­ing with ISIS in Syr­ia.

    According to the Guardian, sev­er­al news agen­cies, in­clud­ing the BBC and New York Times named him as 35 year old Zaid Abed al-Hamid.

    The article states that the US-backed Syr­i­an De­mo­c­ra­t­ic Forces confirmed the cap­ture on Sun­day.

    It says the New York Times re­ports that his name ap­pears in a database of 130 Trinida­di­ans who joined the Is­lam­ic State that is maintained by Simon Cot­tee, a se­nior lec­tur­er in criminolo­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kent who tracks the group.

    Mr Cottee is work­ing on a book about ISIS fight­ers from the Caribbean nation.