New ISIS Targets Uncovered In Recently Obtained Documents. The European Economy Is In The Crosshairs
Matt M. Miller | Contributor
New ISIS targets in Europe were revealed Sunday in documents obtained by the Sunday Times.
The documents derive from a hard drive reportedly dropped by ISIS fighters during a firefight in Syria earlier this year. One of the files on the hard drive is a letter addressed to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and signed by six other leaders. It lays out the organizations new plans to commit “bank robberies, vehicle rammings, assassinations and computer hacking,” according to Fox News.
The documents further reveal plans for a spree of attacks across Europe and the Middle East, modeled after prior successful ISIS plots, such as the 2015 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and the 2017 New York truck attack that mowed down eight pedestrians. (RELATED: ISIS Bride Spills Info In Murder Case Of 5-Year-Old Girl To Undercover Security Services Driver, Prosecutors Say)
Another ISIS operative, Abu Khabab al-Muhajir, is mentioned by name in the documents. Al-Muhajir is reportedly the director of two separate terror cells: one in Germany and one in Russia. The document says that the purpose of al-Muhajirs cells are to steal money to fund the groups future operations.
The file reads, “Killing infidel venture capitalists, hacking banks through bank accounts, bank robberies or robberies of places that are pre-studied. After any operation of this kind, we will send the money as we procure it.”
Members of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) … AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images
Another ISIS fighter, Abu Taher al-Tajiki, characterizes planned attack targets as being deliberately damaging to the European economy in a letter to Baghdadi found in one of the files: “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.”
Certain letters detailed specific attacks that were suppose to take place in the weeks following their sending. One was supposed to be an attack on a high speRead More – Source