- ISIS recruited Jihadists from over 40 countries worldwide including Iran and Russia.
- 72% of them are Arabs, 1.7% are Syrians.
- Main ISIS fighters' nationalities are Saudi, Tunisian, Moroccan and Egyptian.
- 25% of ISIS fighters are Saudis.
- Turkish fighters take the lead among ISIS foreign fighters, French come next.
(Zaman Al Wasl- Exclusive)- Zaman Al Wasl has exclusively obtained the personal data of 1736 ISIS fighters from over 40 countries, including their backgrounds, nationalities and hometown addresses.
The document that branded by ISIS as confidential is shedding the light on the inner circle of the de facto a state which has its own institutions and official documents as well data bank.
On January 20, Zaman Al Wasl published a brief over the personal data of ISIS fighters.
Two thirds of ISIS manpower were from Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. 25% of ISIS fighters are Saudis, the data disclosed.
While Turkish fighters have taken the lead among ISIS foreign fighters, French fighters come next.
Syrians were just 1.7 % of the total number of fighters. The Iraqis make 1.2.
Expert told Zaman al-Wasl that Iraqis and Jordanians can make the backbone of ISIS but most of them are based in Mosul and ISIS-controlled areas in Ramadi.
The most notably that ISIS fighters do not know the real names of their fellow fighters since they used to have code names, or names de guerre, and for security issues they have been obliged to follow high ranks of secrecy.
The documents have been written and organized by the General Directorate of Borders, an ISIS body tracks all Jihadists data.
The data document is including 23 questions, starting with the Jihadist's first name, last name, code name, date of birth and nationality. The jihadist who cross the the Islamic State's borders for the first time is ought to acknowledge the Borders Administration everything about himself, even what he wants to be in ISIS, a fighter or a suicide bomber.
The document is similar to the intelligence data form that should include everything about the jihadist. All activists he did, countries he visited, professions he served.
(Writing by Ethar Abdul Haq; Editing by Mohamed Hamdan)
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