On January 15, 2015, security forces in Verviers, Belgium raided a cell of Islamic State (ISIS) members who were planning to carry out attacks in the country. The raid resulted in the deaths of two Belgian ISIS operatives, Tarik Jadaoun (aka Abou Hamza Al-Belgiki) and Redwane Hajaoui (aka Abu Khalid Al-Maghribi). A third, believed to be the plot’s mastermind, has been identified as Abdelhamid Abaaoud (aka Abu ‘Omar Al-Belgiki) and as of this writing is still at large. The three, all from Verviers, had spent time in Iraq and Syria, where they underwent indoctrination and received military training, and later fought in the ranks of ISIS.
This exclusive MEMRI report presents information on all three members of the ISIS cell, as retrieved from the now-inactive Facebook accounts of members Jadaoun and Hajaoui.
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