MIT conducts trade over ISIS women

According to a source from the security forces in the autonomous region of northeast Syria, the Turkish secret service MIT abducts ISIS women from internment camps to sell them to their families.

In a report published on Friday by the Turkish state news agency Anadolu Ajansı (AA) about the "liberation from the hands of the YPG/PKK" of a Moldovan-born woman and her four children, Turkey has openly admitted that its secret service MIT is taking ISIS members out of the Hol Camp in northeast Syria.

The security forces in the autonomous region of North and East Syria have long been aware of these MIT activities. Several MIT operations in this regard have been prevented. A trustworthy source within the security forces has told ANF about the background to the abduction of female ISIS members from Hol Camp:

"We learned a while ago that a group within MIT is trying to take ISIS women from Hol and other camps. We have been investigating this and have arrested some middlemen and ISIS women. Our research has shown that this group from MIT has made contact with the relatives of foreign women and is kidnapping these women for a high price and selling them to their families".

The MIT is not just interested in money, the security source continues: "A large proportion of ISIS members who were not captured by the SDF are in Turkey and in areas occupied by the Turkish state such as al-Bab, Jarablus, Azaz, Afrin, Idlib, Serekaniye and Gire Spi in northern Syria. Turkey kidnaps women and takes them to their husbands, which makes them even more useful in the war of the Turkish state."

Security forces last caught four women attempting to flee to Turkey at Hol Camp on June 16th. Two of the women are from Sudan, the other two from Tanzania.

List of names found on arrested trafficker

The SDF arrested Syrian ISIS jihadist and human trafficker Shahab Ahmed al-Abdullatif in June 2018. In his phone, detailed information was found about conversations with ISIS members that MIT wanted to bring from Syria to Turkey. The phone also contained a list of names of ISIS women who wanted to be liberated from the camps in Hol and Ain Issa.

Al-Abdullatif has confessed that he was contacted by MIT in Urfa and then arranged for the transfer of money to ISIS under the supervision of MIT and, at MIT's request, smuggled mainly foreign ISIS jihadists into Turkey. In an interview with ANF in 2019, he said: "The police had asked me if I could bring ISIS members from Syria to Turkey. I was supposed to take them across the border and help them to get papers and rent apartments. Later, Omar Muhammed Qadir and Abu-Sujah made an agreement with MIT, on the basis of which the secret service would open a corridor at the border through which we could bring ISIS members to Turkey.”

Further, al-Abdullatif testified that when he met with MIT agents, he asked them how to smuggle the ISIS members across the border: "They said, 'First you tell us where they come from. Bring the foreigners here. We'll tell you which way to go.' When the police asked us to bring ISIS members to Turkey, we told them that we needed their help to open a passage through the border. The police said they didn't have enough power to do this, but MIT allowed us to cross the border."