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Documents identifying supporters of Islamic State are seen in this still image from video, released by Sky News to Reuters in London on March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Sky News/Handout via Reuters
Documents identifying supporters of Islamic State are seen in this still image from video, released by Sky News to Reuters in London on March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Sky News/Handout via Reuters

Tens of thousands of documents that were leaked Wednesday containing the names, addresses, phone numbers and family contacts of Islamic State militants included the names of three Lebanese who planned to carry out suicide attacks, LBCI reported on Friday.

The 3 Lebanese nationals included in the leaked documents are Abu Obeida al-Lubnani, an Australian of Lebanese decent who had spent time in the country, Abu Khutab al-Toumaymy, who lived in the Bwarej area near Chtoura, and Abu Shadi al-Lubnani from the Qaraoun area in Western Bekaa.

Syrian opposition news website Zaman al-Wasl published the documents that included the identities of 122 suicide attackers listed in the documents of the IS under the title Moujahid Documents

On Wednesday, documents containing the names, addresses, phone numbers and family contacts of jihadis who joined the Islamic State group have been given to the UK’s Sky News.

Sky reported that a disillusioned former member had handed over the documents on a memory stick that had been stolen from the head of the group’s internal security police.

The documents are forms that IS recruits had to fill out in order to be accepted into the organization, and contain information on nationals from 51 countries.

Some of the documents reportedly contain the information of previously unknown jihadis in northern Europe, the United States and Canada, as well as North Africa and the Middle East.

Copies of the documents broadcast by Sky News showed that recruits would have to answer 23 questions including on their blood type, mother’s maiden name, “level of sharia understanding” and previous experience.

Some of the names in the documents are of fighters who have been already identified, such as Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a former rapper from west London who once posted an image of himself on Twitter holding a severed head.

Another named is Junaid Hussain, a cyber-operative for IS from the British city of Birmingham, and 21-year-old Reyaad Khan who appeared in a recruitment video, both killed last year.

The documents were obtained from a man who uses the name Abu Hamed, a former Free Syrian Army member who joined IS.

He stole the memory stick of documents and handed them over in Turkey to a journalist, explaining that he left because Islamic rules had collapsed inside the group.

Hamed claimed the group had given up on its headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa and was moving into the desert, and that former soldiers from the Iraqi Baath party of executed dictator Saddam Hussein had taken over.

There have been previous leaks of documents from IS, which have shown the group to be extremely bureaucratic, with rules covering every aspect of life.

But if verified the cache of members’ identities would be the most significant leak so far relating to the group, which brutally carved out regions of control in Iraq and civil war-torn Syria before expanding to North Africa and further around the world.

AFP

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