New Zealand militant accidentally tweets his Syria location, tracked by Canadian firm

A jihadist from New Zealand who has joined the Islamic State in Syria, has accidentally given up his exact location by sending out tweets, according to a Canadian intelligence group.The extremist has deleted the tweets.

Mohammad Daniel, also known as Abu Abdul Rahman, and formerly known as Mark John Taylor sent out more than 45 tweets documenting his whereabouts before realizing that it may have been a mistake.

“Unfortunately for him we captured all of them prior to him removing the tweets and will discuss the value of the intelligence they contained,” Canada-based open source intelligence research group iBRABO, which spotted the failure, said in a press-release.


Here’s the iBRABO site with the full story.

  • Dana Garcia

    Wouldn’t it be better to leave this incident unreported, in hopes that more jihad gangsters might make the same dumb mistake?

    • minuteman

      You beat me to it. That is exactly what I was going to say. They have to learn to do that in real time so they can drop a bomb on his ass.

    • Good point;)

  • BillyHW

    Why does Twitter let them tweet? Why hasn’t Apple/Google nuked their phones remotely? Why are there functioning telephone services in the Islamic state?