Isis, mother recognises kidnapped son +++rpt++

Boy taken to Syria by father, investigation underway

22 December, 15:18

    (ANSAmed) - PADOVA, DEC 22 - Padova police are investigating the autheticity of pictures representing a young boy wearing a black Isis band on his forehead and posing next to jihadi militants. The infant, according to a Cuban woman living close to the Italian city of Belluno is her son Ismail, kidnapped when he was three years old in November 2013 by his father Ismar Mesinovic, who joined jihadi forces in Syria. The man, who was a painter, allegedly died in combat but the little boy according to text messages sent to the woman by Bosnian relations of Mesinovic is reportedly in good health. In one of the pictures, published online by a jihadi propaganda outlet, the boy holding a militant's hand is carrying an assault rifle . In another image, he is on top of a bike, dressed like a militant together with a jihadi combatant. As many papers suggest, there is no certainty that the boy actually is Ismail, a fact the mother, on the other hand, is certain of, but even investigators stress that there are many points in common between the photos which appeared online and pictures taken of the boy before his kidnapping.

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