An ISIS terrorist captured after the fall of Raqqa says that jihadists have left Syria intending to travel to Europe to launch terror attacks.
Muslim terrorist Saddam al-Hamadi, 26, was arrested by Turkish security forces last month after exploiting an evacuation deal designed to free civilians. He was detained as he reached the Turkey-Syria border.
But the ISIS terrorist warned that jihadists planned to use the chaos of the fall of Raqqa to travel to Europe.
“They will go overseas to launch terrorist attacks in some areas in Europe” he told ITV News in an exclusive interview granted from Turkish custody.
“They went to Europe after the withdrawal. Before that they thought the Europeans were infidels, non-believers. They will get out, across Turkey and into Europe where they will launch terrorist attacks and other things.”
Terrorist Saddam al-Hamadi said he had helped to smuggle new ISIS recruits into the terror group’s de facto capital, Raqqa. He said that during 18 months there, many frontline roles were reserved for foreign terrorists.
German intel chief warned last month of brainwashed ISIS women and children returning from Syria.
The return exodus comes as ISIS strongholds in Syria and Iraq fall.
‘The geographical demise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq does not lead to the disappearance of the Muslim terrorists’, he said.