Archive for the ‘Anwar al-Awlaki Battalion’ Category

Despite the current political challenges and legal loopholes being exploited by IS affiliates in Australia, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have done an admirable job in proactively identifying threats and neutralizing them. Unfortunately, the threat still exists and our sources in the Middle East have warned us that its only going to get worse after confirming that IS having formed a new “English-speaking” foreign fighter battalion consisting of Aussie, British and American jihadists. Currently, the fighters in this unit – known as the “Anwar al-Awlaki Battalion” – are serving on the front-lines in Northern Syria (although we’ve heard that a detachment has been sent to reinforce Mosul and Tikrit). However, our sources have informed us that the goal of this unit is to have personnel with enough experience to be sent back to their countries of origin within the next 4-5 months. Of this, Australia and the US were mentioned as the two primary targets followed by the UK and to a lesser extent, France. the Anwar al-Awlaki Battalion is the sister unit to Katibah Nusantara Lid Daulah Islamiyah (KNLDI – more to follow in an upcoming article), which consists of Malaysian, Indonesian and Filipino foreign fighters who have the same tasking. …

ISIS Forms English-Speaking Battalion To Target The West