Saturday, 28 May 2016

Leaked Files Reveal ISIS Leader Responsible for Recruiting, Smuggling Terrorists into Syria

 Leaked ISIS files have revealed the terrorist  group’s so-called “borders chief”, a senior leader responsible for recruiting thousands of foreign extremists (jihadists) and funneling them into Syria.
Tarad Mohamed al-Jaraba, a 37-year-old Iraqi national who uses the nom de guerre Abu Mohamed al-Shimali, facilitated the entry of more than 6,000 terrorists over two years, the “Daily Telegraph” reported on Thurday.

A third of the 18,000 foreign terrorists who joined the group between 2013 and 2015 put Jaraba down as a “mediator” on their entrance forms, which were leaked to the terrorist organizations-run newspaper “Zaman al-Wasl” and shared with the Telegraph.
He is understood to have helped several of the Paris bombers get into and then out of Syria to carry out their deadly attacks, killing 130.
Jaraba, who also holds Saudi Arabian citizenship, is already known to the US state department, which offered a reward of $5 million (£3.3 million) for information on the whereabouts earlier this year.
However, the documents reveal the immense scale of his operation and his unrivalled recruiting power.
Jaraba is believed to have become close to the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during their time in Iraq. He joined al-Qaeda in 2005, later switching to so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).
The documents show that most of the crossings under his watch were made through Azaz and Jarablus, border towns where the terror group have heavy presence.
Tens of thousands of terrorists poured through Turkey’s border with Syria until Ankara allegedly introduced stricter border measures earlier this year following international pressure.
However, a newly released ISIS guidebook shows how the terrorist group has adapted by changing how it brings new recruits from Turkey into Syria.
Until recently, all an ISIS wannabe had to do to cross into Syria was dress casually and not look religious, the guidebook said.
ISIS contacts now meet new recruits in hotels in Istanbul and travel with them to the southern Turkish town of Sanliurfa, where they cross into ISIS-controlled Tel Abyad. The route is used because it is closer to Raqqa.
The Turkish regime was proved to have been supporting “Jabhat al-Nusra” terrorist organization in Syria by arms and extremist fighters over the past years.
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