An Iraqi general believes ISIS is forging Iraqi passports after finding close to two dozen blank passports in an abandon safe house that had been used by the Islamic State (via The Daily Caller).
The belief is that ISIS fighters are using the forged passports to “flee the ongoing assault by the Iraqi Security Forces.”
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The safe house also included 16 Russian passports, along with four French ones. Both Russia and France have thousands of citizens fighting for ISIS that raise security concerns for all of Europe and the U.S. Seized documents by the Iraqi Security Forces reviewed by The Washington Post also indicate foreign fighters faking illness, and expressing a desire to return home.
One ISIS commander wrote of a French fighter, “He doesn’t want to fight, wants to return to France.” He continued, “Claims his will is a martyrdom operation in France. Claims sick but doesn’t have a medical report.” ISIS refers to suicide missions as martyrdom operations.
For anyone who’s argued against the President’s travel ban—this is the exact reason why it’s in place.
ISIS and other terror groups are exploiting the weak vetting systems of the U.S. and other European countries, and using them to their advantage.
That’s why the President has said this 90 day ban is necessary—to refine the process, fill the holes, and ensure it’s safe.