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Jihadist roams free after returning from Syria

A former jihadist fighter with Islamic State has not even been questioned by police as he roams free after returning from Syria, AVAS has found.

According to reliable sources, the unidentified man from Kaafu Atoll Guraidhoo island had returned from the war in Syria late last month with his wife and child.

The man is now believed to be living in the capital Male and had not even been questioned by police following his return, a Guraidhoo resident told AVAS on Monday.

Police however, refused to comment.

Maldives authorities have looked to stem the flow of locals joining the Syrian war, where various sources claims that Maldives has the highest number of fighters in Syria per capita.

Prosecutors meanwhile have charged several locals recently over allegations of joining foreign extremist groups.

Government has looked to take measures to curb the rising extremist ideologies in the island nation with the parliament in August passed a national policy on terrorism.

Government earlier this year had confirmed that the number of locals fighting in foreign conflicts was 61.