ISIS fighters’ handwritten notes found at vacated Mosul learning compound

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Alaa Abd al-Akeedi asked his family for forgiveness and not to sorrow him before culminating his life in a suicide suicide bombing attack against Iraqi security force last year.

Dont be sad and dont wear the black invests. I asked to get married and you did not marry me off. So, by God, I will marry the 72 virgins in paradise, Al-Akeedi wrote in a handwritten word found by Reuters at an Islamic State training compound in east Mosul.


Al-Akeedi was one of the dozens of young recruits to pass through the ISIS training compound in the past 2 1/2 times, Reuters reported. His character was written on an ISIS form marked Soldiers Department, Martyrs Brigade and addressed to his parents home in western Mosul.

A relative of Al-Akeedi told Reuters that the sons father was deeply distressed by his decision to join ISIS ranks and that he rarely saw after to intervene in the jihadists. On his last tour dwelling, Al-Akeedi reportedly told his father that he was going to to be implemented by a suicide attempt in Baiji, an petroleum refinery city south of Mosul.

He told “his fathers”, I am going to seek martyrdom, the relative told, rejecting to give his refer over anxiety of repercussions from ISIS or Iraqi forces.


A few months later, radicals told the family that he had supplanted. He was 15 or 16 years old.

The letter was part of a series of documents ISIS militants left behind when they vacated the facility after an Iraqi Army offensive to regain specific areas of the city since October. They give an insight into the mindset of recruits who are prepared to die for their ultra-hardline cause.

Reuters also saw a handwritten registry containing personal details of about 50 recruits, with about a dozen photograph fastened. The majority of the drafts were from Iraq; however, there were a few from the United States, Iran, Morocco and India.


ISIS activists have attracted thousands of young drafts all over Iraq and Syria and have carried out the thousands of suicide attacks in the Countries of the middle east and in the West.

Many of the young recruits are institution boys who are still in their teenages, like Atheer Ali, whose registry included a photo of a young boy with luxuriant eyebrows and huge dark-brown eyes.

His family told Reuters that Ali had once been an superb student. They were scared to memorize in 2015 that he didn’t return home from institution because he and various other academy sidekicks joined the jihadists.

He succumbed a few months later.

“Even now I’m still astounded. I don’t know how they reassured him to join, ” said his father Abu Amir. “I’m only glad we are to be able hide him and make this whole thing to rest.”

According to Reuters, the training combination involved three villas confiscated from Mosul occupants. The lower floors were littered with ISIS signs and folders wandering from weaponry to the Koran.

The upstairs chambers were carried with bunk beds for almost 100 people.

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