ISIS agent shares information with Canada – BBC

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – BBC revealed on Wednesday obtaining files that show extraordinary details about smuggling Britons to fight for Islamic State Operation (ISIS), including Shamima Begum, and sharing information with Canadian intelligence.

The files revealed that an ISIS people-smuggling network that was controlled from ISIS in Raqqa Governorate, northern Syria, facilitated transporting Shamima Begum from Turkey into Syria.

In 2015, Begum fled Britain to join the terrorist organization in Syria with two of her school friends, Amira Abase and Kadiza Sultana.

Following her connections with ISIS, the British government stripped her of her citizenship in February 2021.

The 22-year-old girl, who is currently following a western lifestyle, now lives in Roj Camp in the countryside of Derik (al-Malikiyah), a city in Syria’s far northeast.

The BBC said, citing a senior intelligence officer at an agency of the global coalition against ISIS that Mohammed al-Rasheed, an intelligence agent for Canada, used to provide information to Canadian intelligence while smuggling people to the ISIS.

The file included information gathered by law enforcement and intelligence, and material recovered from al-Rasheed’s hard drives, revealing details about how al-Rasheed was operating, according to the report.

Al-Rasheed was arrested in Turkey after a few days of smuggling Begum into Syria.

The report added, “He [al-Rasheed] told authorities that he had gathered information on the people he helped into Syria because he was passing it to the Canadian embassy in Jordan.”

The report said, citing al-Rasheed as saying, that when he went to the Canadian Embassy in Jordan in 2013, they told him that they will grant him a Canadian citizenship if he collect information about the activities of ISIS.

A Canadian Security Intelligence Service spokesman and a British government spokesperson said that they cannot comment on operational intelligence or security matters.

Reporting by Emma Jamal