A document outlining how ISIS organises the vast territory it controls has been unearthed – and the terror group is far more sophisticated than we feared.
The leaked dossier outlines how the terror group is trying to build a state complete with guidelines for education, natural resources, industry, diplomacy, propaganda and the military.
The 24-page document ‘Principles in the administration of the Islamic State’ gives an incredible insight into the well-funded regime.
Written by an Egyptian called Abu Abdullah, outlines how kids must receive “training on bearing light arms”.
He also calls for a single identity for the terror group to unite both foreigners and locals and makes the case for establishing independent “factories for local military and food production”.
The report, which was obtained by the Guardian , shows an unprecedented level of sophistication.
Charlie Winter, a senior researcher for Georgia State University told the newspaper: “Far from being an army of irrational, bloodthirsty fanatics, IS (Islamic State) is a deeply calculating political organisation with an extremely complex, well-planned infrastructure behind it.”
The terror group’s horrific indoctrination techniques were laid bare in a recent propaganda video showing a young boy whose mother was raped and his father killed by ISIS.
He is being turned into a cold-blooded killing machine by the terror group.
The youngster has appeared in a new ISIS propaganda video executing a person in Syria, reports Mosul Eye, a group documenting life in the Iraqi city.
In a statement, the group said: “ISIS kidnapped this child first thing when it took over Sinjar, and they raped his mother and sisters and killed his father and brother.
“He is one in a large group of children that ISIS kidnapped. ISIS turned this innocent child to a killing machine.”
Meanwhile, Syria’s government has accused the US-led coalition of launching air strikes on a Syrian army camp that killed three soldiers and wounded 13.
The government has sent a protest letter to the UN over the incident, which took place in the country’s east.
If confirmed, the air strikes would mark the first time coalition forces fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq have attacked Syrian government forces.
In a letter sent to the United Nations and published in Syrian state media, the government in Damascus said four aircraft belonging to the US-led coalition targeted the army camp in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour on Sunday night.
In addition to the casualties, it said the attack destroyed armoured and other vehicles and a weapons and ammunition depot.
The city, in the province also called Deir el-Zour, is mainly in the hands of the Islamic State but the Syrian government still holds some parts of the city.
Care in the Caliphate: ISIS’ problems with hospitals
ISIS is forced to threaten doctors and other medical personnel to stop them from leaving, it has been reported.
Reports say many local doctors have left or are desperately trying to leave, because they fear for their lives and because of the strict religious restrictions they are forced to work under.
In order to keep its citizens compliant, ISIS releases propaganda showcasing clinics and hospitals.
They also call upon healthcare professionals to migrate to the Islamic State through online activity.
The Middle East Media Research Institute states: “The terror group knows that unless it provides adequate healthcare, it will find it difficult to gain the support and obedience of the people.
“Moreover, ISIS requires qualified medical practitioners not only to care for the civilian population but also to treat its fighters.”