17 Jun '17, 6pm

Islamic State facilitator moved recruits through Turkey, US says | FDD's Long War Journal

Islamic State facilitator moved recruits through Turkey, US says | FDD's Long War Journal

Fared Saal (right) pictured with Denis Cuspert. Image from Die Welt . In July 2014, a gruesome video showing the corpses of fighters loyal to Bashar al Assad’s regime was released online. The footage was recorded at the Shaer gas field in Homs , where the Islamic State’s jihadists have long battled Assad’s loyalists. The so-called caliphate’s men were seen gloating over the bodies, even as puppies pawed at the legs of one of the dead men. A jihadist seen in that video, Fared Saal, has acted as an Islamic State “facilitator, recruiter, and fighter,” according to the US Treasury Department . He also holds “a leadership position in an ISIS battalion.” And Saal, who was designated by the US and UN as a terrorist yesterday, has operated a network that shuttled recruits through Turkey. Saal, a 28-year-old German-Algerian, is also known as Abu Luqmaan Al Almani. He first joined t...

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