Suspected ISIS member stopped from entering PH

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Authorities say that the recovery of the flags does not automatically mean that the rebels are linked to ISIS, as they may be only symphatizers of the terror group.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 1) — Immigration personnel barred a suspected ISIS member from entering the country for the second time, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Monday.

The agency said Pakistani national Naeem Hussain was intercepted at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga last September 22.

Authorities believe Hussain, 36, was a trainer for terrorist group Daesh. BI said he was on the alert list of suspected international terrorists. It added Hussain has been on the watch list of the military intelligence community, which sought the BI's help in monitoring the Pakistani's possible entry or departure from the country.

Hussain was immediately booked on the first available flight to Dubai.

He was first denied entry last May, when he attempted to enter the country from Dubai through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.