Leaked ISIS documents reveal recruits’ frame of mind

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(CNN) — A batch of leaked ISIS documents purports to show secret details about foreign fighters hoping to join the group, including their nationalities, previous jihadi experience and blood types.

The Syrian opposition newspaper Zaman Al-Wasl published 122 pages of documents it said it got from an ISIS defector.

German intelligence officials said they are in possession of the documents published this week, but they did not provide details on how they got them.

Wealth of details

The documents are surprisingly detailed, and were handed out to recruits at a border crossing into ISIS territory in Syria, the newspaper said.

A black ISIS flag is neatly stamped on the right corner. At the top left corner is the terror group’s version of a border entry stamp. The Arabic script is typed up, neatly arranged in rows and columns, with “private” stamped at the bottom.

The documents include 23 questions for the recruits, providing an intimate insight into their frame of mind.

In one of the responses, an Australian fighter says he is willing to be a suicide attacker, but his short-sightedness may be a hurdle. He also states he does not know how to drive a manual transmission vehicle.

One would-be suicide attacker appears to be ready to die as soon as possible.

In the documents, he requests he be dispatched for his suicide mission immediately because of headaches caused by shrapnel.

Global recruitment

In the documents, ISIS alleges it’s recruiting from many countries, including Syria, Iraq, Tunisia, Libya, France and Germany.

The form asks would-be fighters to list their age, place of birth, blood type and experience. While some of the questions mirror a regular job application, others are tailored to the terrorist group.

One of the questions asks the recruits about their “level of obedience” and another one asks whether they prefer to be a regular fighter or a suicide attacker.

Most of the border entry dates stamped on the forms are within 2013.

A spokesman for the German federal criminal police said the documents seem to be authentic.

“We believe that it is very likely these are genuine documents,” Markus Koths said. “We are taking these into consideration of our law enforcement measures and security. ”

Form lists 23 items

The form featuring 23 questions and other items are short and to the point, delving into the recruits’ background and way of life. Here’s the information applicants must provide:

— First and last Name

— Assumed name

— Mother’s name

— Blood type

— Date of birth/ nationality

— Marital status

— Address and place of birth

— Education

— Sharia level

— Previous job

— Countries visited

— Point of border entry

— Date of entry

— Who recommended you

— Previous jihad experience

— Fighter or suicide attacker

— Field of specialty

— Current working place

— Personal properties you leaving behind

— The level of obedience

— Address for future communication

— Date of death and place

— Notes

CNN’s Atika Shubert and Sarah Sultoon contributed to this report

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