New Details about the Defection Process of the French Woman

New Details about the Defection Process of the French Woman
Nikolai a French Woman with her child . RBSS

Abdalaziz Alhamza – Exclusive – RBSS 

There have been many rumors recently about the fate of the French woman who defected from ISIS group in cooperation with the Brigade of Raqqa Rebels. A reporter from “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” has been able to obtain information and details about the incident through a telephone call with the security office of the brigade stationed in the outskirts of Raqqa governorate.

The story began when “Nikolai”, a French national of African origin, communicated through Skype with a member of the group collaborating with the brigade. A plan has been adopted to get her out of Raqqa with the help of a group of young men and women working with the Brigade.

Woman were transferred with her young son by three cars at 5 AM in the morning on 21 April, from Raqqa city towards the district of Suluk north of the city, right down to the areas controlled by the rebels. The cars were able to move without any problems, in coordination with a number of ISIS Emirs of check points who collaborating with the brigade. The operation ended in seven in the morning of the same day when the woman arrived to the Turkish city of Gaziantep.

Then the Brigade has communicated with a French journalist, who informed the woman’s family to come to the city of Gaziantep to receive and escort her to their homeland.

The security office of the brigade said that they helped the French woman to defect from the group and return to her homeland without any material exchange. It is just a human work to serve the revolution and the revolutionaries, and they send a message in which pledged to help any foreign man or woman to get them out of the areas controlled by the group to a safe place without any financial compensation.

It is worth mentioning that during the past months, many attempts of defection from the group had taken place, mostly through the border town of Tell Abiad, where the group formed the Islamic police, which arrested a group of foreign fighters while they were trying to defect from the group. The attempted defectors were executed later in Tabaqa city, west of Raqqa.

media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".


  1. Samsonia
    May 3, 2015 - 4:46 pm

    Very happy she got out. Many appreciation to RBSS for their dedicated and dangerous work! Thank you RBSS!

  2. May 4, 2015 - 2:38 am

    I believe there ought to be more coverage of those Westerners (and others) who have joined ISIS then left them and returned home. The stories of these people would help counteract the propaganda machine of ISIS and give potential recruits the true picture of the barbarity and tyranny of fear imposed by the so-called “Caliphate”.

    Western recruits are clearly of great importance to ISIS, as their propaganda, their preferential treatment and the targeting of them on social media makes evident, so it is important that this disinformation be countered; at the moment, unfortunately, few seem prepared or able to take on this particular task.

    National and International agencies should be co-ordinating their efforts against ISIS, and campaigns such as the brave “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” should be receiving both wider coverage and more support in the West.

  3. May 4, 2015 - 8:07 am

    We do what we can
    Thank you

  4. Vox
    May 7, 2015 - 6:03 am

    Daesh are pyscopaths, cut their balls off.

  5. May 7, 2015 - 11:34 pm

    Not enough coverage in the west for ” Raqqa Slaughtered Silently ” site
    God bless you all x

  6. Laura
    May 22, 2015 - 3:47 am

    I pray for the continued strength of the resistance movement. My heart is with the people of Syria and Iraq who continue to suffer the brutal acts of Daesch.

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