Terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), an Al-Qaeda offshoot which is waging a full-scale war in Iraq, has a spy or a disgruntled former jihadi disclosing the group's inner details on Twitter.
Jihadi leakster @wikibaghdady, with over 36,000 followers, has been active on Twitter since December 2013 and has been responsible for tweeting several revealing pieces of information.
In all probability, @wikibaghdady, a person with close tie-up to ISIS , has a score to settle with the group .
Through the posts on Twitter, @wikibaghdady tries to expose the internal politics in ISIS, and raises questions on the Islamist ideology of the group.
@Wikibaghdady, in his initial posts, revealed information about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which is the fake name taken by the current leader of ISIS in Iraq. The mole also exposed the fact that almost all members of ISIS operate under a false name.
In his posts translated from Arabic, @wikibaghdady reveals that several members of the ISIS in Iraq were once officers in Saddam Hussein's Ba'athist army.
In over a thousand tweets, the mole has revealed the group's structure, financial schemes and several key meetings held between ISIS leaders.
In another damning revelation, @wikibaghdady tweeted back in January that the ISIS leader al-Baghdadi would often choose a Saudi over a Tunisian to be a suicide bomber. al-Baghdadi thought the Saudis cause more infights and were hence replaced, while it was important to keep the loyal Tunisians.
The sudden uprising in Iraq has taken the whole world by surprise. However, if revelations by @wikibaghdady are to be believed, it would seem that the war has been planned since the downfall of Saddam.
@wikibaghdady, back in December 2013 itself, had revealed that the ISIS is being headed by Haji Bakr - a former Ba'athist and colonel in Saddam's party. And it is now understood that it is an army comprising of ISIS and Ba'athist alliance that is trying to take over Iraq.
The former Saddam army colonel is said to be playing a crucial role in ISIS now. According to @wikibaghdady, Bakr shares close ties with al-Baghdadi and was instrumental in helping him become ISIS' top commander.
While @wikibaghdady's information would help intelligence agencies, it should be noted this mole is possibly a jihadi disgruntled with the ISIS, and not somebody fighting for world peace.