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No South Africans among leaked IS recruits

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An Islamic State whistleblower leaked 22 000 jihadi recruits’ identities this week.

According to news reports, the whistleblower became disillusioned with the group’s direction. The documents include names, addresses, family contacts and other personal information.

There are reportedly no South African names contained in the document despite rumours last year that Abu Hurayra had become the first South African jihadi fighter in Syria.

British foreign affairs journalist Jack Moore writes “Analyst says that this latest release shows that the militant group is seeking to emulate the structures of state governance”

Revealed: tens of thousands of IS membership documents, including personal details of British jihadis. See more on our website and YouTube channel.

British broadcaster Sky News said they obtained the information on a USB drive from Abu Hamed (the whistleblower) head of ISIS’s internal security.

According to the Mail Online the “Top Nationalist revealed in leaked ISIS treasure trove”, not all the fighters in the forms revealed their nationality, but of those who did, these are the top ones:

485 Saudi Arabia
375 Tunisia
140 Morocco
101 Egypt
35 France
18 Germany
16 Britain
126 others from: Lebanon, Belgium, Australia, Netherlands, Russia, and Afganistan

[Source: IOL]
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