IS planning coordinated attacks across Europe: report

Information provided by ex-member of the dreaded outfit, identfied as Harry S.

Updated - December 04, 2021 11:33 pm IST

Published - December 19, 2015 06:04 pm IST - LONDON:

Islamic State fighters straddle the Iraq-Syria border riding in pickup trucks mounted with heavy machine in this 2014 file photo. A former militant linked to the outfit, identified as Harry S. who later quit the IS unable to stand its brutality, has revealed that the barbaric terror group  is planning a new coordinated attack across Europe, sparking fears of Paris-like strikes in the continent.

Islamic State fighters straddle the Iraq-Syria border riding in pickup trucks mounted with heavy machine in this 2014 file photo. A former militant linked to the outfit, identified as Harry S. who later quit the IS unable to stand its brutality, has revealed that the barbaric terror group is planning a new coordinated attack across Europe, sparking fears of Paris-like strikes in the continent.

The dreaded Islamic State (IS) terror group is planning a new coordinated attack across Europe, according to a former militant linked to the outfit.

The horrifying plan has been revealed after a former IS terrorist, identified only as Harry S., escaped the terror group and is now being questioned by authorities in Germany, the Daily Express reported.

He could not stand its brutality

The German terrorist witnessed beheadings and executions in Syria for three months but fled after he could no longer stand its brutality.

“They want something that happens everywhere at the same time. All you need is to take a big knife, and go down to the streets and slaughter every infidel you encounter,” he has reportedly told his interrogators.

Leading mass executions

Harry S. admitted he had been leading mass executions and holding weekly ideological training sessions in Raqqa, Syria.

In a video in May, he was spotted with the IS flag before other German-speaking militants called on supporters across the world to kill “infidels.” The video ended with the militants shooting two prisoners dead, the newspaper reported.

Harry S. now stands accused of membership of a terror group and faces a lengthy prison sentence if convicted.

The IS has claimed responsibility for the November 13 Paris terror attacks which killed 129 people.

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