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IS was planning Terror attack in Basel

The Aerial view shows the huge steel tanks, about 25, Oil is being stored in it. This industrial site could be anywhere. But the attached coordinates to tell yo

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IS was planning Terror attack in Basel

The Aerial view shows the huge steel tanks, about 25, Oil is being stored in it. This industrial site could be anywhere. But the attached coordinates to tell you that there is a camp on the Rhine port of Basel, directly at the border to France and Germany. Adjacent to a residential district begins. Here, the "Islamic state wanted to commit" to a stop.

the air recording was Found on a hard disk of fighters of the terrorist militia. These documents in February, the local Syrian forces in a battle in the East of the country. After the defeat, they left the data carrier. Now, the British "Sunday Times could evaluate" the information. They show that the supposedly defeated IS there already beaten.

attacks in Paris as Inspiration

The documents hold, as the IS also wants to perpetrate future attacks in the middle East and in Europe. So letters to high-ranking members are placed in the leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. They describe the development of the "office for foreign relations". This should install the "crocodile-cells". They consist of Sleepers, keep a low profile until they strike.

the main objective of the seconded freedom fighters: money for the decaying Caliphate to raise by robbing banks or hacking. But the God warriors are to kill infidels. As "Inspiration" is about to record the Bataclan-assassination of Paris in November 2015. Or the deadly attack of a Pick-Up by IS sympathisers in New York in 2017.

These Silos basin, only a short distance from the place where the IS wanted to strike at the Rhine. Photo: Kostas Maros

in a very concrete way, the narratives of an IS commander, called Abu Taher al-Tajiki. He indicates in his letters that he has willing fighters, the operations "want to run further away from the Islamic state". One of the letters contains the satellite photo to the Basel Rhine Harbor with the Oil Tanks. The stop should be triggered according to al-Tajiki an "economic disaster". He was originally scheduled to last January – but was never implemented in fact.

Why? The Federal intelligence service (NDB) is expressed only in a very cautious approach to the Syria provided plans. "We have no additional information about the possible attacks and the other contents of these documents are available currently," says spokeswoman Isabelle Graber.

Currently, you have "no evidence of concrete attack plans against targets in the Region Basel". Graber leaves open the question of whether this was in the past different. The Swiss Rhine ports to answer questions.

it is Possible that the authorities had no knowledge of the plans, to the "Sunday Times" reported. And that only luck prevented a catastrophe. Because the corresponding Tanks on the border are seen on the map extract from the IS documents. In fact, they no longer exist but. Last year, before the specified stop date – were built back in the huge cylinder on the site, 3.2 million Swiss francs cost of the Work. A Baubrache is gebliegen. However, a number of similar Tanks are located close to the intermediate storage of Oil.

train "with the help of Allah" to attack

How far have the plans for the assassination in Switzerland already advanced were not apparent from the data of the fighters. That you are probably to be taken seriously, shows a different portrayal of commander al-Tajiki. According to the "Sunday Times" called it in a Letter to a high-speed train in Germany as a possible destination. This should be attacked "with the help of Allah" by means of an explosive device.

Just a few days after he was sent the letter that appeared next to train tracks in Berlin an IS flag. The authorities found no explosives, but a cracked retaining cable and a damaged supply cable. In the meantime, the police were able to take a 42-year-old Iraqis. He should already have in October in the Bavarian all over the mountain, a cable track stretched a ICE derail. No one was injured. According to the German "Bild" from the authorities that the man was purposefully sent by the IS to perpetrate attacks.


to check such A danger is currently in Switzerland not acute, it is called the NDB. "In our opinion, the operational capabilities of the "Islamic state" weakened considerably," says spokeswoman Graber. "That's why the NDB considers attacks in Europe as unlikely." A month ago, the last big village fell with Baghus, where the terrorist militia, had prevailed. "Thus, the territorial Caliphate in Syria and in Iraq's history."

It is the danger of the Sleepers, as they are in the plans described. Also in the case of returnees. "The NDB's present reports, the intention of some of the less jihadist show us motivated traveler, return to Switzerland", says Graber. "It is the task of the FIS to obtain information on these persons and their networks, in order to assess the threat."

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 19.04.2019, 18:03 PM

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