Special to WorldTribune.com
A secretive intelligence branch of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) is exporting terrorism worldwide. The unit, known in Arabic as the Emni, is a combination of an internal police force and an external operations branch, according to French, Belgian, German and Austrian intelligence and interrogation documents.
The documents show that Emni’s foot soldiers have been sent to Austria, Germany, Spain, Lebanon, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia. One of Emni’s operatives, German citizen Harry Sarfo, said the ISIL unit uses mostly “people who are new Muslims, who are converts. Those “clean” converts “get in contact with the people, and they give them the message.”
“The big man behind everything is Abu Muhammad al-Adnani,” Sarfo told a reporter. “He is the head of the Emni, and he is the head of the special forces as well.”
Sarfo, in an interview from the maximum-security prison near Bremen where he is being held, said that the Emni operatives told him they had “loads of people living in European countries and waiting for commands to attack the European people. And that was before the Brussels attacks, before the Paris attacks.”