Men who left the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) revealed sixteen letters from commanding officers that detail horrifying orders to bomb and murder innocent civilians. Each letter received a stamp to indicate the province it is from.
A man associated with Syria’s Jabhat al-Nusra (the Al-Nusra Front), a jihadist outfit more commonly associated with Al Qaeda, posted pictures of the letters on Twitter. He used the hashtag #HackingTheSecretMessagesofBaghdadiState in reference to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
This letter told a militant named Faruq al-Jazrawi to make sure the Islamic State takes all credit for the massacres in Paris, France in early January.
— ديرالزور جبهة النصرة (@abja77) January 26, 2015
This letter talks about a car bomb and taking the lives of innocent children.
— ديرالزور جبهة النصرة (@abja77) February 15, 2015
The author told the recipient to eliminate any prisoners found along the way.
— ديرالزور جبهة النصرة (@abja77) February 14, 2015
The commander asked for martyrdom for an assassinated Sheikh.
— ديرالزور جبهة النصرة (@abja77) February 12, 2015
This letter told the recipient to tell Abu Abdullah al-Tunisi, a Kuwaiti client, to organize a suicide attack on the CIA.
— ديرالزور جبهة النصرة (@abja77) February 6, 2015
This letter insults scientists and lashes out at them for not working with the terrorists.
— ديرالزور جبهة النصرة (@abja77) February 4, 2015
This letter tells the recipient to organize a suicide bomb at the headquarters of Al-Tawhid Brigade, one of the rebel groups against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. Those who survive and agree to join ISIS may live.
ISIS has not confirmed or denied these letters, but they have also not been independently verified.