The pinnacle of Iraqi Military Intelligence, Lt. Gen. Saad al-Allaq has stated senior members of ISIS are plotting mass prison breaks and a resurgence of terror after taking refuge in Turkey.
In an unique interview with CNN, Saad al-Allaq stated that Iraq had handed dossiers on 9 alleged terror leaders to Turkey. The themes included prime financiers with entry to “huge” quantities of cash to fund operations around the globe, he stated. And up to date communications from ISIS level to plans to attempt to break prisoners out of camps and jails throughout Syria and Iraq, al-Allaq stated.
“Huge international efforts should be taken to deal with this issue because these criminals … are able to leave these camps and go back to their countries and thus they pose great danger in countries like Europe, Asia and northwest Africa,” al-Allaq stated.
There are an estimated 10,000 alleged ISIS fighters together with many international nationals in custody underneath the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces in northern Syria. A close-by camp holds 70,000 girls and youngsters.
Every has been described by the US as a “ticking time bomb,” even after the killing of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and some of his deputies. Al-Allaq hardly ever provides interviews. The intelligence he has on ISIS figures emerged throughout a extensive-ranging dialogue about Iraq’s position find al-Baghdadi, who was killed in a raid by American troops in October.
The overall stated senior ISIS figures referred to as “emirs” have entry to huge quantities of money and had been forming new cells in Turkey. They escaped from ISIS’ final stand in Baghouz in jap Syria earlier this yr and bribed their manner via SDF traces to relative security in Gazientep in southern Turkey, he stated.
“Some of its important leadership fled north, I mean in the direction of neighboring countries and into border areas like Gazientep,” he stated.
“They have secretly crossed into these areas from the Syrian-Turkish border — top leaders who have money. They crossed with the help of smugglers by paying large amount of money and have secretly entered Turkish territory.”