marți, 7 februarie 2017


A file on Islamic State’s ‘problem’ foreign fighters shows some are refusing to fight 
Washington Post
IRBIL, Iraq — The documents in the Islamic State file hinted at signs of rebellion within the ranks of its foreign fighters. A Belgian militant had a medical note saying he had back pain and would not join the battle. A fighter from France claimed he wanted to leave Iraq to carry out a suicide attack at home. Several requested transfers to Syria. Others just simply refused to fight.  The documents on 14 “problem” fighters from the Tariq Bin Ziyad battalion — made up largely of foreigners — were found by Iraqi forces after they took over an Islamic State base in a neighborhood of Mosul last month. At its peak, the Islamic State drew thousands of recruits each month and controlled about a third Read More

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