Sudan seizes runs of two newspapers over ISIS-related story

Sudan Tribune
Published on June 29, 2015

(KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Monday seized copies of al-Jareeda and al-Tayar newspapers for publishing stories which stated that the daughter of the foreign ministry spokesperson Ali al-Sadig has joined the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

ISIS flag (ABC News)
ISIS flag (ABC News)

According to local press reports, twelve Sudanese college students have secretly flown on Friday night to Turkey to join ISIS.

The students are enrolled in the University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST) owned by the Khartoum state health minister Mamoon Humaida.

Several social media websites have circulated statements attributed to the foreign ministry spokesperson in which he confirmed that his daughter left Khartoum on Friday without completing travel requirements, alluding to complicity of unspecified parties in helping students run off to join ISIS.

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