10th March 2015: Tens of thousands of Islamic State confidential documents that contain at least 22,000 names of active and deceased ISIS members’ names, addresses, telephone numbers and family contacts have been uncovered in what is being termed as the biggest information haul against the jihadis.
The thumb drive contains the names of nationals from at least 51 countries across the globe that gave personal and detailed information to join the terror organization.
22,000 names, addresses, telephone numbers and family contact information of jihadis belonging to ISIS have been uncovered in the biggest information haul against the jihadis.
The names were uncovered and stolen from the head of ISIS’ internal security police who is tasked with protecting the organization’s core secrets including operations members’ identities. The jihadi that gave away the information is one among many fighters that disagree with the current doctrines and practices of ISIS but are too afraid to leave for they risk their families being butchered by the terrorists.
The names contained in tens of thousands of documents show nationals from over 51 countries across the globe including UK, Northern Europe, all over Middle East and North Africa who filled out forms disclosing personal information as a prerequisite to join ISIS.
Most names are of members, detailing their new Islamic names their designated rank as well as their popular actual name which they use as cover to freely move in between ISIS hot spots to plan and execute heinous violence.
The uncovered list will provide the security officials with better insight as they can be able to blacklist named jihadis from travelling freely as they previously did through the jihadi ‘hotspots’ like Yemen, Sudan, Tunisia, Libya, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
Notably in the documents was a list of jihadis referred to as ‘Martyrs’ who are a brigade of fighter who volunteered and were trained to conduct suicide attacks. Their whereabouts are crucial to breaking the organization and preventing further terror attacks.
This is the first major breakthrough in the fight against ISIS as their main advantage of anonymity has been uncovered leaving all members exposed and traceable either as individual ISIS members or through their family members, their travel patterns among other digital footprints they have left. The discovered documents are expected to bring down the terrorist organization.