GARDAÍ are expected to conduct a review into an Irish passport holder and suspected Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist who has been arrested in Syria, after it emerged he was on a Garda watchlist in Ireland.
Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev, 45, who is originally from Belarus, was one of five militants arrested by Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the city of Deir al-Zor a week ago.
The naturalised Irish citizen lived and worked in south Dublin between 2000 and 2013 before leaving with his family to the Middle East, where it is understood he joined a group linked to ISIS.
During his time in Ireland, he was put on a watchlist and monitored by the Special Detective Unit after Gardaí received information from a foreign intelligence agency that he was an active supporter of radical Islamist groups.
According to the Irish Mirror, security chiefs believe Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev became radicalised in Dublin after meeting other suspected extremists known to