ISIS terrorists enrolled from western nations such as the US and UK always kept their distance from each other because of the threat of drone strikes, as per the statement of a captured member.
A captured ISIS member and ex-police cadet from London, Hamza Parvez, informed that a huge number of westerners distanced themselves from others because one of the primary affairs was targeted drone attack. The captured person gave this information from a Kurdish prison.
In order to join ISIS in 2014, Parvez left the UK but was apprehended in Baghuz, the final ISIS territory in Syria. The government has scraped him of citizenship. In an interview from prison, Parvez mentioned about the great fear among western members in getting killed by the drones. Hence, they don’t want to be associated with each other. He stated that as they don’t have any list of names that are under drone attacks. Hence, they are afraid of it.
A number of crucial ISIS figures have been killed in drone attacks. It includes media director Abu Anas al-Faransi in March 2019; Mohammed Emwazi, British ISIS fighter who was known as “Jihadi John,” in December 2015; and Sally Jones British defector in October 2017.
Parvez also informed Quentin Sommerville that he bemoans the fact that he joined ISIS fighters. They want to come home, and never go back through the “realities” of being part of ISIS.
He stated that most of the foreign fighters after taking with each other have expressed that if they knew the reality of ISIS, they wouldn’t have joined it. Many times Parvez thought of packing things up and leaving the group but it wasn’t easy.
In Syria, ISIS forces were announced defeated by joint US and Kurdish forces on March 23. Since then a number of western recruits have spoken to media about the caliphate’s final days from prison.