A new defection in the ranks of ISIS, foreign member is the most prominent

Exclusive – Abdalaziz Alhamza “Raqqa is being slaughtered silently”

Defections continue in the ranks of ISIS, day after day, and that as a result of what the military arena witnessed in the recent period, from the mixing of papers among the groups and military factions, where confirmed the reporter of the campaign “Raqqa is being slaughtered silently,” for ISIS arrested a group of foreign fighters, after a slander from a member of the group for the security office of the foreigner fighters, the source asserts that the group consists of foreign members of the nationalities of the non-Arab, while that was not the first case of a defection within ISIS, which was preceded by a number of defections of ISIS leaders and some of them stole money, such as Abu Obeida Almasri , the official of Zakat Chamber in Deir El-Zor, which stole $ 4 million, and flee out.

As the campaign reporter asserted, that ISIS released eight of the Dutch group, and transferred them to the fighting fronts in Deir El-Zor and Aleppo, where tried the Dutch group, which was taken from the building of the “equestrian” in Raqqa as a headquarter, consisting of 75 members carrying the same nationality, to mass defection, as they accused by ISIS, and so on after the security office of ISIS tried to arrest one of the Dutch fighters, and besieged that building, which resulted in the exchange of fire, and killed a number of members of the security office.

As reflected the cascading defections, in addition to the formation of the special office to follow up “immigrants for the high security Office directly, state of turmoil experienced by ISIS, which they are facing a storm shaking the interior of their house, which is the foreign fighters are the backbone of it, and for several reasons relating to financial policy and mentality made known of ISIS in dealing with some of the members, and distinguishes some of them without the other, and manifested the conflicts also among the local armed members of ISIS and foreign armed coming from the outside in the discriminatory treatment that the non-local enjoying, in terms of living conditions in which they live and monthly salaries they receive, and the distribution of the captives and booty , to find “ISIS” themselves in a severe external and internal dilemmas, it will affect undoubtedly a direct impact.

It seems that the members belonging to ISIS are now living in a state of restlessness because of the trauma they are experiencing on the ground other than what their utopian dreams were about from that aura that surrounded ISIS to slam into the miserable living conditions and an authoritarian organization rampant of corruption, looting and embezzlement.

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".