Teenage British ISIS fighter misses family, Coco Pops
Would this jihadist rather have a bowl of Coco Pops?
An internet user claiming to be a teenage British fighter working for the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) said in a question-and-answer session that he misses his family and “Coco Pops” breakfast cereal.
“I only miss my family, nothing else. Ok I miss coco pops, i admit that,” the user said, answering questions on the online social media website Ask.fm, under the alias Abu Dujana.
The jihadist, who said he had been in Syria for four months, said that he had entered the war-torn country via the Turkish border – a process that was “very easy.”
If caught by Turkish police or the army, the best way out is to “say [you] are journalist,” he added.
Many of the questions answered revolved around daily life in Syria with the militant group.
“Mujahideen recieve 40 dollars a month and 40 for each wife or child they have. Also housing is free if available,” he said.
The jihadist also gave advice on what to pack.
“Most people have Samsung galaxy phones, don’t bring iPhone. Don’t bring too many clothes you can get everything here,” he wrote.
When asked about the group’s affiliations with al-Qaeda, the fighter said that the groups had split up.
“AQ [al-Qaeda] has separated itself from us. This is because AQ under the leadership of zawahiri has declined. Since shaykh osamas shahadah aq has had many problems.”