ISIS Plot Uncovered
Uncovered: ISIS’s plots to stage a series of Paris-style mass-casualty attacks throughout Europe.
An Islamic State plan to carry out a string of terror attacks around Europe looking to emulate the massacre at the Bataclan nightclub in Paris, France, has been unearthed.
Electronic documents containing plans to ‘spread horror in the hearts of the enemies of Allah’ were found on a hard drive that was dropped by members of an ISIS cell somewhere in the Syrian desert earlier this year.
The documents – uncovered by the Sunday Times – contain a letter addressed to ISIS’s self-appointed leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi signed by six ISIS commanders which outline plans to utilize cells in operating in Europe to acquire financing for terrorist operations via ‘killing infidel venture capitalists, hacking banks through bank accounts, bank robberies or robberies of places that are pre-studied’.
The letter outlines how terrorist operations in Europe will be managed and directed by one of ISIS’s bosses – Abu Khabab al-Muhajir – who has been tasked with “bringing in migrants and taking out brothers who have been given jobs’ as a way to move money and fighters from Syria through Turkey into Europe.
Abu Khabab al-Muhajir supposedly directs terror cells that are based out of Russia and Germany, but which also operate across the entire continent.
Specific targets that are mentioned in the letter include a petroleum refinery oil pipeline near Basel, Switzerland and German passenger trains. The letter also refers to the 2015 Bataclan massacre in Paris and the ‘Manhattan attack’ in October 2017 as models for future attacks.
The ISIS commanders brag that the attack near Basel, along the border with France, will bring an ‘economic disaster’ upon Switzerland and France. The writers continue, saying, “We, praise be to God, have prepared for this war and all that is left is for you to extend to us your determination.”
Also outlined in the letter are logistical plans of how ISIS members – posing as regular migrants – will be smuggled into Europe via Turkey from the former territories occupied the Islamic State, Central Asia, the Caucuses, and the broader Middle East.
In another letter found on the hard drive, sent in December of last year, a jihadist commander called Abu Taher al-Tajiki writes to the caliph, pledging, “”We will tell you here in our letter the targets that we will hit, Allah willing, and they are targets that will destroy the economic world in Europe and spread horror in the hearts of the enemies of Allah.”
These revelations come to us just one month after the so-called Islamic State – which at one time encompassed vast areas of Iraq and Syria – was officially declared defeated.