Tunisia: ISIS, computer of Tunisian jihadist found in Syria

With instructions to make weapons. 2,400 fighters from Tunisia

03 September, 11:01

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, SEPTEMBER 3 - The laptop of a Tunisian fighter with ISIS has been found in Syria's Idlib province in January this year, with impressive data on the fabrication of weapons. A recent article published by Foreign Policy said the computer was discovered in a building occupied by Syrian rebels in northern Syria, close to the Turkish border.

    Over 146 GB of hidden files were found inside the laptop, for a total of 35,347 files with propaganda, manuals to make bombs and instructions to produce weapons, including biological ones.

    The computer's owner, a Tunisian national called ''Mohammed S.'', is reportedly a ''self-taught'' jihadist. According to Foreign Policy, he became a member of ISIS after reading physics and chemistry at university in Tunisia.

    Some 2,400 Tunisian militants are fighting in Syria, with the majority believed to have joined ISIS, Interior Minister Lofti Ben JEddou said last June. The government is concerned some could take advantage of the chaos in Libya to illegally return to Tunisia. A security plan has been approved by the interior ministry to prevent them from making their way back and border checks have been boosted, especially at the Ras Jedir crossing.

    (ANSAmed)
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