Turkish security services have apprehended an intelligence operative working for both ISIL and a nation currently fighting ISIL as a member of the coalition forces. The operative is a Syrian national but he also works for one of the nation currently fighting ISIL under the auspices of the US-led Coalition forces.
The ISIL agent did facilitate the movement of three British teenage girls into Syria where they are now working for ISIL.
The three teenage girls; Kadiza Sultana, Shamima Begun and Amira Abase – whose photos appear above – were spotted leaving the United Kingdom via Gatwick Airport. The trio conspired to commit robbery in order to fund their trip for Syria.
Their departure from Britain to Syria has raised compelling questions regarding the capabilities of British intelligence services in preventing British citizens from leaving the nation and going to join jihad in theaters of terrorism.
ISIL captured large swathes of Iraq and Syria during their mid-2014 military offensives against both the Alawite-dominated Syrian government and the Shiite-led Iraqi government. The terror group has also attracted thousands of foreign jihadis. The foreign jihadis have enabled ISIL to improve its military capabilities besides creating highly effective fighting brigades that have enabled ISIL to establish an “Islamic State”.
Failure by Western intelligence agencies to stem the flow of jihadis – from their nations into terrorist-held territories – has significantly imperiled the global war on transnational terrorism.