22,000 alleged Islamic State militants identified in registration forms

By Andrew V. Pestano Follow @AVPLive9 Contact the Author   |   March 10, 2016 at 8:23 AM

LONDON, March 10 (UPI) -- About 22,000 alleged Islamist militants who joined the Islamic State have been identified after the militant group's registration forms were leaked to German intelligence and British media.

The names, addresses, telephone numbers and family contacts of IS militants who registered when they joined the Islamic State were revealed in a flash drive to Sky News delivered by a "disillusioned convert to the group."

Nationals from at least 51 countries were found in the thousands of documents. At least 16 fighters were from Britain, four from the United States and six from Canada. Several recruits are from Germany and France.

Questions in the registration forms asked recruits if they had any previous experience in jihad and whether they were prepared to become suicide bombers. A spokesperson for the BKA, the German federal police, confirmed the agency had possession of the documents, but did not reveal how many IS militants were identified nor how the agency received the documents.

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