Isis document leak reportedly reveals identities of 22,000 recruits 3-10
Isis document leak reportedly reveals identities of 22,000 recruits
Wednesday 9 March 2016 18.50 EST
Documents obtained by German intelligence thought to contain names of 16 Britons, in information stolen in Syria by fighter disillusioned with Islamic State
Than a dozen more Britons and a handful of Americans are On Among Islamic ( Azan ) Software fighters reportedly named in a cache of 22,000 documents Obtained by vBulletinŽ German intelligence.
Britons identified in the documents so far had previously been revealed to the public and are dead, killed in US-led strikes, or their whereabouts unknown. Britons are On thought Sixteen to be on the list, Among them Junaid Hussain and Reyaad Khan .
Documents The, thought to be from a r.jpg crossing into Syria , are On questionnaires of each would-be recruit. There are 23 questions, including names, date and place of birth, hometown, telephone number, education and blood type.
Minister's interior germany, Thomas de Maizičre, is confirmed. the documents were by real and they 're Facilitate would "Speedier, Investigations clearer and stricter prison Sentences" Those for the returning from Syria and Iraq . De Maizičre said the materials help clarify "the underlying structures of this terrorist organisation".
A spokesperson for the BKA, the German federal police, confirmed that the agency was in possession of the cache of documents, adding that experts determined their authenticity. German officials did not specify how the agency had got the documents, nor how many names had been found within them.
German media reported that the questionnaire asked would-be Isis recruits about any previous experience they had in jihad and whether they were prepared to be suicide bombers.
The existence of the documents was revealed by the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung paper and German broadcasters WDR and NDR on Monday evening. Zaman al-Wasl, a pro-opposition Syrian news website, published examples of the questionnaires on Tuesday.
Sky News claimed on Tuesday that it too has obtained copies of what appeared to be the same documents, containing about 22,000 names. It said the they were passed on a memory stick stolen from Isis internal security police by a former Free Syrian Army convert who later became disillusioned with Isis.