ISIS arrests ‘extremists’ accused of plot against group

In what ISIS said were confessions, the four detained men said they had plotted against ISIS as the group doesn’t view ‘all Iraqis and Syrians as infidels.’ (Photo courtesy of Twitter)

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has claimed the arrests of four jihadists it classified as “extremists” accused of plotting against the organization in areas of Iraq and Syria under its control.

In a video purportedly posted by ISIS on jihadist websites, a male voice claims to have “captured an extremist religious cell planning to take up arms against the Caliphate,” referring to the regions it controls in both countries.

In what ISIS said were confessions, the four detained men said they had plotted against ISIS as the group doesn’t view “all Iraqis and Syrians as infidels.”

The men, speaking Azerbaijani Turkish, accused ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of being “an infidel as he takes money from infidels.”

The video does not specify when or where the men were arrested but it carries the initials of Syria’s Raqqa province, a stronghold of ISIS in the north of the war-ravaged country.

The fate of the four detainees is also not revealed, although the video ends with the recitation of a Koranic verse stating that those who fight against God and the Prophet Mohammad deserve to die or have their arms and legs amputated.

The Financial Times newspaper over the weekend reported that 100 foreign ISIS members had been executed by the group after trying to flee Raqqa.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43
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