‘ISIS fighter’ defects after killing of Westerners
Militants led by al-Qaeda-inspired ISIS group seized a post on the Iraq-Syria border on Saturday.
An alleged former fighter belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria said that he defected from the militant group after witnessing the executions of Western journalists.
The self-claimed ex-ISIS militant identified himself as Abu Ibrahim and is believed to be an Australian national. He told CBS News in an interview that he joined ISIS because he wanted to live in a region governed by Islamic law after he converted to Islam.
But after witnessing the executions of Western aid workers and journalists, he felt the urge to return home and abandon the group.
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Source News: Alarabiya
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