Confessions Of An ISIS Soldier: "The Training Took Place In Turkey"

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Over the past five weeks, Turkey’s role in facilitating the trafficking of illicit Islamic State crude has been exposed for the world to see. Ankara’s move to shoot down a Russian Su-24 near the Syrian border prompted a media blitz from Moscow, which has variously accused the Erdogan government of being complicit in a business that nets Bakr al-Baghdadi between $500 million and $1 billion per year in revenue.

To be sure, those who have followed Islamic State’s meteoric rise are well aware of the fact that Turkey has played a rather decisive role in the group’s recruiting efforts by looking the other way as a steady stream of foreign fighters - emboldened by the ISIS propaganda machine - have streamed into Syria. 

Ankara, like Riyadh and Doha, is keen on seeing the Assad government fall and has been instrumental in the effort (supported by the West) to funnel money and weapons to the various Sunni extremist groups fighting for control of the country. As Nafeez Ahmed put it in a recent piece posted first on Medium, “NATO is harbouring the Islamic State and France’s brave new war on ISIS is a sick joke, and an insult to the victims of the Paris attacks.” Here are some key excerpts from the article:

A senior Western official familiar with a large cache of intelligence obtained this summer from a major raid on an ISIS safehouse told the Guardian that “direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking ISIS members was now ‘undeniable.’”


The same official confirmed that Turkey, a longstanding member of NATO, is not just supporting ISIS, but also other jihadist groups, including Ahrar al-Sham and Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria. “The distinctions they draw [with other opposition groups] are thin indeed,” said the official. “There is no doubt at all that they militarily cooperate with both.”


In a rare insight into this brazen state-sponsorship of ISIS, a year ago Newsweek reported the testimony of a former ISIS communications technician, who had travelled to Syria to fight the regime of Bashir al-Assad.


The former ISIS fighter told Newsweek that Turkey was allowing ISIS trucks from Raqqa to cross the “border, through Turkey and then back across the border to attack Syrian Kurds in the city of Serekaniye in northern Syria in February.” ISIS militants would freely travel “through Turkey in a convoy of trucks,” and stop “at safehouses along the way.”


The former ISIS communication technician also admitted that he would routinely “connect ISIS field captains and commanders from Syria with people in Turkey on innumerable occasions,” adding that “the people they talked to were Turkish officials… ISIS commanders told us to fear nothing at all because there was full cooperation with the Turks.”

As if all of that wasn’t enough, German media now contend that ISIS has an office in Turkey through which it sells slaves obtained fron conquered territory.

Given all of the above, it comes as no surprise that according to an Islamic State soldier captured by the YPG (which Ankara regards with quite a bit of suspicion for the group's ties with the PKK), Turkey serves as the training ground for new ISIS recruits. The following excerpts are from Sputnik Turkey, who spoke to the fighter:

"There were 60 of us, and we trained in a village not far from the airport. We got up in the morning and played sport. Once a week we had target practice, they taught us how to use Kalashnikovs, machine guns and other kinds of weaponry."


"The training took place in Turkey because the Daesh command thought that it was safer there than in Syria. It wasn't possible to carry out training in Syria because of airstrikes."


"In the media they wrote that we were training in an FSA military camp, but in fact, all 60 of us were members of Daesh. We were Syrian nationals, many of whom in the beginning moved to Turkey to earn some money, and then joined Daesh."


"I made contacts with Syrians on the internet, helped them to get to Turkey and begin training. After I undertook the training, for five months I lived together with a relative who was a Daesh commander in Adana. My task was to meet the new recruits arriving from Syria. After training we sent them to Urfa, and from there – to Raqqa. From Raqqa they distributed themselves across different regions of Syria."


"Heavy weapons were delivered from Ash-Shaddadi (a town in southern Al-Hasakah Governorate).”


"I spent one night there, and the next night December 11 2015 YPG forces attacked our positions, and took both of us captive. In al-Hol the commander was a Frenchman called Abu Yahya."


"What I read about Daesh, and what I was faced with in reality were absolutely different things.”

Note that this isn't the first time we've heard Adana mentioned in the same breath as ISIS. As University of Greenwich's George Kiourktsoglou and Dr Alec D Coutroubis wrote in "ISIS Gateway To Global Crude Oil Markets," the militants' supply chain comprises the following localities: Sanliura, Urfa, Hakkari, Siirt, Batman, Osmaniya, Gaziantep, Sirnak, Adana, Kahramarmaras, Adiyaman and Mardin. The string of trading hubs ends up in Adana, home to the major tanker shipping port of Ceyhan." 

Apparently then, ISIS commanders are living in and recruiting from the very same place where Islamic State oil is shipped to global markets. So we now have still more evidence of Erdogan's role in harboring "the terrorists" (as the Russian MoD calls them) but once again we seriously doubt anyone in NATO cares. After all, it's not like this is a secret and we're quite sure Washington is well aware of what the West's favorite autocrat is up to in Ankara. The question, of course, is why no one seems interested in putting a stop to it.

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MrNosey's picture
MrNosey (not verified) Dec 26, 2015 5:55 PM
nope-1004's picture



'This Little Thing Called the Internet ... Makes It Much Harder to Govern'

John Kerry - 2013


Truth is coming out, slowly.

greenskeeper carl's picture

this is unpossible. You cant seriously be implying that our government has been lying to us, can you?

NidStyles's picture

How much you guys want to bet the trainers spoke Yiddish or Hebrew in private?

greenskeeper carl's picture

I have no doubt they either speak that or american accented english.


I don't often have nice things to say about rand paul, but he nailed it a couple debates ago when asked how he would deal with ISIS - "first off, I think we should stop arming them". Our alleged "ally" turkey is responsible for their training and weapons, and most of their revenue with the oil trade. All it would take to "stop" ISIS would be for NATO member turkey to stop supporting them. Im sure you could throw in the saudis with this as well. Without those safe spots to train, and without that money, they would be finished in short order. Every single presidential candidate has to know this, which means the whole time they are up there on that stage they are lying about it. They know how easy this would be, and yet allegedly serious candidates are actually talking about nuking them. I wish one of them would explain to me how starting another expensive and totally unneccessary war is constitutional, conservative, or fiscally responsible, which is what they all claim to be

COSMOS's picture

Wouldn't surprise me if all terrorists go to Arab Spring Camp in Turkey.  You know its nice to sit by the barbecue and roast some folks.

NidStyles's picture

The Israeli firsters don't care about our Consitution, they say it's evil and racist to attack it. It's likely most of them aren't even European. 


They are the same people behind this #BLM bullshit that is causing all the trouble in our airporst, train stations and everywhere else they bug those losers to. The push for illegal immigrant, the push for the whole "refugee" invasion.


There is a book you should pick up to understand the agenda.

It's worth it's cost, and his other titles cover it more depth.  

Infinite QE's picture

The whole German movement against degenerate art makes so much sense if you look at it with open eyes. All the rubbish out of madison avenue or hollyweird is downright demonic.

Otrader's picture

Prior to Israelis turning the west vs the Arabs, there were no threats to the US from the Arab world.  Without the zionist flase flags and corrupt politicians being bought out by the Rothchilds/IMF/World Bank and their agents, we'd be engaged in billion dollar trade deals with the oil rich states instead of continuous war.  The current strategy only benefits the zionist money changers at the top. 

LibertarianMenace's picture

It shares all the characteristics of an infestation. Where are the parasitic WASPs when you need 'em?

williambanzai7's picture

Swapping campfire stories about the 72 virgins

Demdere's picture

And every Presidential candidate is complicit in covering up the 9/11 FF, hiding 9/11 Truth.

We cannot allow this to go on, that is the danger to America, that they cover it up and the wars continue and the Israeli-Neocons continue their false flag operations.

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V for ... (not verified) Demdere Dec 26, 2015 9:10 PM


Otrader's picture

It is proven beyond the slightest shadow of doubt that Israeli agents had foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks, and together with scientific forensic proof of controlled demolitions of WTC1, 2 and 7. The very first people arrested on suspicion of involvement in the 9/11 attacks turned out to be five Israeli Jews: Sivan Kurzberg, Paul Kurzberg (Sivan's brother), Oded Ellner, Yaron Shmuel and Omer Marmari. Their white Urban Moving Systems van was stopped and they were arrested within hours of the attacks, on the afternoon of 9/11/01. Sivan Kurzberg, Ellner and Shmuel had been observed by several eyewitnesses at the rear parking lot of the Doric apartment complex in Union City, New Jersey. They were seen atop the van with cameras, high-fiving, smiling, joking with cries of joy and mockery, hugging each other, and taking photographs and video of the Twin Towers within a few minutes of the first plane impact.

Marc Perelman of New York's Jewish weekly The Forward reported on March 15, 2002 that the FBI had concluded that at least two of the Israelis were agents working for the Mossad, and their employer Urban Moving Systems Incorporated was a suspected intelligence front. On September 14, 2001, Urban's owner Dominick Suter fled the U.S. for Israel. Perelman also tells on video of how he was able to confirm that, according to the FBI, two of the five Israelis were "Mossad agents". Christopher Ketcham says the transcripts of the Carl Cameron report were later removed from the Fox News website following pressure from Abe Foxman of the ADL, and replaced with the rather Orwellian message: "This story no longer exists".

When arrested, the Israelis - dubbed the "High-Fivers" by the FBI - were found to have airline tickets with immediate travel dates for destinations world-wide, and tie-ins to 9/11. Dual US-Israeli citizen Michael Chertoff, who co-authored the USA Patriot Act" and headed the Justice Department's Criminal Division in the aftermath of 9/11, is a prime suspect for pulling strings to get the Israelis released and sent home.

TheReplacement's picture

RP gets it.  I've spoken with him, however briefly, about Benghazi and the need to talk about what the CIA was doing there, not Clinton.  He told me what he thinks and nothing in the article above disagrees.

ltsgt1's picture

Trump is the only one with a solution. He would negotiate and make nice with Putin, get rid of all the witnesses or the upper echelon of ISIS.

Come to think of it, perhaps he should keep the witnesses alive in order to put Barack and Hillary in jail for war crimes.

scrappy's picture

It makes it easier to govern if one wishes to do the right thing.

The 20th century model sucks, so now they just lie.

km4's picture

Turkish president 'talks man out of jumping off bridge' in Istanbul

He was an ISIS commander ;-) Actually was a bullshit staged fake event 

HowdyDoody's picture

After the camera crew left, Erdogan's henchmen beat up the jumper and threw him off the bridge. </joking>


Itch's picture

He took him back to the palace and ate him. GRRRRR.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I am speechless. Whocouldanode?

alexcojones's picture

Training took place in Turkey,

And Guns & Money supplied by Saudis, USA, Israel, City of London, Langley. EU supplied all the diseffected Muslims?

Am I missing anyone?

logicalman's picture

Government is the problem.

Positions of power attract psychopaths like shit attracts flies.

At least flies have an excuse, they are not capable of rational thought. (are humans?)




Killdo's picture

psychopaths are attracted to any framework where lies and fraud are freely enforced (and it all springs from the original totalitarianism - religion)

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V for ... (not verified) Killdo Dec 26, 2015 9:11 PM

Psychopaths are attracted to nazionism mostly.

Ace006's picture

History is replete with examples of Quaker, Amish, and Buddhist totalitarianism.

Good point.

Normalcy Bias's picture

I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

km4's picture

Kurds march in Germany against 'Turkish state terror' via @dwnews

Nearly 15,000 Kurds have marched on the streets of Dusseldorf to protest ongoing Turkish military operations and curfews in Kurdish towns. The Turkish government says they are rooting out Kurdish terrorists.

Magnum's picture

Soon enough the various Muslim tribes will be fighting themselves in German communities.  Michigan and Minnesota along with Malmo and Yala.

BarkingCat's picture

Maybe if 15,000 Kurds were fighting the Turks in their homeland they could have their own free homeland.

kill switch's picture

Vic Nuland is behind this one!! We only use the best...

debtor of last resort's picture

The Turnkey Terrorist.

Magnum's picture

If Turkey is the Vietnam war's Cambodia, and USA (the instigator) is about to get the boot, watch Assad survive & stay in power while the Turks endure a few years of anguish from a Pol Pot equivalent.  

Then Syria emerges as a regional powerhouse of it's own right while the Turkish population sees two generations of poverty so severe it's people are malnourished & growth stunted. 

Thanks to Putin this war looks to be winding down, let's be hopeful. Turks may pay a dear price, and it could be decades before Eddroggan & co face a tribunal.

The only question is, how long before the US starts a new war, and where will it be?

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V for ... (not verified) Dec 26, 2015 7:01 PM


The training took place in Israel. That is a fact.

al-Baghdadi, Rita Katz  whose tax exempt videos  plays in DC are nazionists. Filth.

Get ready.

WTFUD's picture

You know toooooo much, comrade!

Otrader's picture

The information is out there, but you have to search and search and search.  The information that are shoved down our throat at restaurants, gyms, grocery stores, libraries, etc. are what they want you to see.  Stay awake.

Dan&#039;l's picture

What else could we expect from a NATO country, meaning Turkey, than to train ISIS, Mr. Oblammy?

V for ...'s picture
V for ... (not verified) Dec 26, 2015 7:09 PM

Turkey's hierarchy are Donmeh jews, and selling stolen oil which profits Israel most; that lowly freak pet fiefdom of the City of London.

God's picture

GOD has a question: Why is there such a high rate of turnover in precrime?

Pumpkin's picture

Oh, <Shock Face> :0, Satan worshipers lie. Their Father is a liar and murderer. It's what they fucking do.

Schroedingers Cat's picture

The French should be VERY pissed off that Turkey is in NATO.  If this isn't betrayal, nothing is.


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V for ... (not verified) Schroedingers Cat Dec 26, 2015 8:45 PM

The French serve only themselves, as they declare in their foreign policy statements. The French serve their own interests. They have no international friends. They only have self.

F'em. Let them have their nazionist leaders, and bow down to international intrigue.

French arts are beautiful. French politics is ugly.

TheReplacement's picture

If only all countries actually acted strictly according to their own (the people of the country not the personal interests of the leadership) interests then no doubt the world would be still dangerous but much less violent.

Otrader's picture

Decades of brainwashing via various media outlets over several decades will be hard to undo.   This shit show will last for a while longer.  Try talking to family and friends, you'll see what I mean.