المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

“Islamic State” executes more than 200 of its own militants tried to defect, a defected leading figure said

Defected Syrian leading figure from “Islamic State” informed SOHR that IS executed more than 200 of its own militants from Chechnya and central Asian nationalities about 3 month ago. The leading figure, who is one of the second tier leaders in IS, confirmed that those militants were in the process of defection from IS in order to join Jabhat al- Nusra (al- Qaeda in Levant” before they were discovered by the security leaders of “Islamic State”, where they dragged them to al- Akayrashi area, which contains an IS camp, in the countryside of al- Raqqa city,  then executed them and threw the bodies in al- Hota area in the countryside of al- Raqqa where there is a natural big hole turned by IS to a place for throwing its victims’ bodies in it.

 

The leading figure also informed SOHR that “the security officials” in “Islamic State” arrested about 21 militants of Caucasian nationalities in the eastern countryside of Aleppo in late August , where they were preparing themselves to escape from the clashes around the airbase on Kwayres besieged by IS. He said that IS machine-gunned after leaving the points they were guarding.

 

He added, the reasons of successive defection of Chechen, Caucasian and Turkestan fighters from “Islamic State” is their believe that fighting with “Islamic State” is wrong. Rather, we have to join Jabhat al- Nusra to fight the regime forces and Russia.

 

It is noted that the same leading figure informed SOHR this mornt that the Italian priest Paolo Dall’Oglio are still alive after he disappeared in July 29, 2013 when he was going to IS headquarter located in al- Raqqa governorate building in order to meet an Amir in IS. The leading figure, who has recently defected form IS, confirmed that Father Paolo detained in a prison supervised by what so called “the Uzbek Battalion” existed in the west of al- Tabaqa city west of al- Raqqa. The leading figure, who is one of the second tier leaders in IS, also confirmed that he saw Father Paolo personally during his mission to the prison and he said to SOHR “I saw Father Paolo in the Uzbek Battaion prison in al- Tabaqqa before defecting from IS in early September for religious and ideological reasons.”

 

Meanwhile, he talked to SOHR about recruiting a British fighter of Somalia origin by “Islamic State” in order to assassinate the director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdurrahman for “apostasy, publishing lies and misleading Muslims”. The defected  leading figure confirmed that the fighter underwent professional courses in “close fighting and swift assassinations”, and that he left al- Raqqa to Britain, the residence place of the director of the Observatory,  in this July.

 

On the other hand, he said that IS carried out several executions against citizens and fighters of the rebel and Islamist factions, including a fighter from an Islamist faction from al- Hamidiyya area in Hama executed for “fighting IS and apostasy” and a person from Tadef area in the countryside of Aleppo executed for “being agent and spying again IS.”

 

It is noted that, SOHR published in the last July 8 that ,the official website of Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was subject to a systematic hacking operation and wiping out its data by a party calling itself the “Cyber Army of the Caliphate”, where they have made a photo montage for the director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Mr. Rami Abdurrahman wearing “the orange jumpsuit” used by Islamic State when they want to execute its victims and next to him one of IS executioners who is known by “John”. The hackers have written on SOHR website “In a spectacular and unique surprise attack, the Cyber Army of the Caliphate broke into the computer systems of SOHR, or what is known as “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights” organization, seized control of its websites, destroying it, and wiping out data. Due to the damage caused and great loss of data, the SOHR organization has decided to close its gates and instead advises its visitors to follow up on the latest news and events by following the Islamic State’s official media. The sentence of “Until further notice the SOHR organization will be known as “The Islamic Right to Hunt Kuffar,”had been added too. After the completion of hacking the official websites they paste links of what so called “Dabeq Magazine” issued by Islamic State.

 

 

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