Immigrant fighters of ISIS are abandoning the organization

Abdalaziz Alhamza – Exclusive – Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

The execution of two fighters from Saudi nationality has puzzled a lot of ISIS fighters, while others decided to return to their homes, especially the fighters from Arabic Gulf nationalities.

A source from within the organization told the campaign of “Raqqa is being slaughtered silently” that on January 19 ISIS has executed two immigrant fighters from Saudi nationality on the hands of who named “Abu Islam Anbari” in the camp of “Alekershi” on charges of looking for their passports more than once.

Other immigrant fighters started questioning the sudden disappearance of their companions, but the leaders of the organization didn’t justify the reason, after that unjustified disappearance, dozens of immigrants mostly carrying Saudi nationality have left the city, ISIS announced full alert all over the city and its countryside to look for them.

The source continued that the immigrants who defected from the organization, have released 12 prisoners from the organization’s prisons whose are from the city of Raqqa and surroundings in order to help them to get out of the areas controlled by the organization in peace, forcing the organization to impose a curfew in the city until morning, checkpoints have erected at the entrances to the city and rigorous inspection to passers-by from the outskirts of the city, and another checkpoints has also been erected extensively within the city in search of immigrants who fled.

It is noteworthy that it is not the first time that immigrants and supporters of ISIS have defected from the organization, another case reported a week ago in the city of Tel Abiad on the borders with Turkey in the northern countryside of Raqqa, where a group of immigrants was trying to flee to Turkey, but they have been arrested by the brigade of “Alhamza” which subordinate to ISIS.

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".