31-01-2023 12:26 PM Jerusalem Timing

ISIL Planning Simultaneous Attacks in UK, France, Germany: Report

ISIL Planning Simultaneous Attacks in UK, France, Germany: Report

A British-educated ISIL operative has revealed that ISIL Takfiri group planned simultaneous attacks in England, France and Germany.

A British-educated ISIL operative  has revealed that ISIL Takfiri group planned simultaneous attacks in England, France and Germany.

Harry Sarfo, who was born in Germany but grew up in the UK, told how he travelled to Syria to fight alongside ISIL insurgents but was told to return to Europe in order to take part in terrorist attacks.Harry Sarfo

In an interview with The New York Times Sarfo, who is serving a prison sentence in Germany, said that ISIL commanders want to organize “loads of attacks at the same time” in different European countries.

His disclosures about the operation of the terror group comes after a wave of attacks in France and Germany that have alarmed intelligence authorities across the continent.

Sarfo said that after his arrival in Syria, ISIL chiefs instructed him to return to Europe.

“They said, ‘Would you mind to go back to Germany, because that’s what we need at the moment,’” he said.

“And they always said they wanted to have something that is occurring in the same time: They want to have loads of attacks at the same time in England and Germany and France.”

He said that ISIL has had recruits in England and Germany but that many of them have “chickened out” before taking part in attacks.

He said: “They told me that there aren’t many people in Germany who are willing to do the job. They said they had some in the beginning. But one after another, you could say, they chickened out, because they got scared — cold feet.  Same in England.”

Sarfo told the newspaper that he studied construction at Newham College in London.

He also revealed that ISIL like to recruit men who have previously been convicted of crimes in western Europe.