Identities of T&T ISIS fighters contained in leaked documents in hands of German officials

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 20:00

German officials have acquired leaked ISIS documents that contain a list of ISIS fighters and says it includes those from Trinidad and Tobago.

According to reports in the German media, the documents contain the names, addresses, phone numbers and family contacts of the jihadis who joined ISIS, as well as their blood type, mother's maiden name, "level of sharia understanding" and previous experience.

The fighters listed in the cache of documents came from across Europe and from the United States, Russia, Indonesia, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago.

Among those on the list were three of the militants behind the deadly attack on the Paris Bataclan theatre.

A German research team said it has a total of 22,000 documents, many of them doubles, which were earlier also obtained by British broadcaster Sky News.

Germany's federal police said Thursday it had access to the same type of documents and considered them highly likely to be authentic, although some experts have voiced doubts or urged caution.