Mourad Fares aka Abu al Hassan (Islamic State / ISIS) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE

Mourad Fares, played a "decisive" role in recruiting young Frenchmen for Jihad in Syria unitl his arrest on August 16, 2014 in Turkey.  Fares, who chose the pseudonym Abu Hassan for one of his Facebook pages, first hoped to join the ranks of the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL, IS) before switiching allegiances to  Jabhat al-Nusra (JN) (aka Nusra Front) affiliated al Qaeda Central Command (AQC). His name would appear in at least seven criminal investigations via anti-terrorist division of the Palais de Justice in Paris during the time he was in Syria and Turkey.An international arrest warrant was issued on July 24, 2014 for conspiracy with a terrorist recruitment ring located in France and Switzerland. Originally from Thonon-les-Bains (Haute-Savoie), Fares was born on September 12, 1984 and left for Syria sometime in July 2013 after the international arrest warrant was issued, according to France's Ministry of Interior. "Recruiting is a big word in reality, Mourad…

Mourad Fares aka Abu al Hassan (Islamic State / ISIS) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE, also known as Murad Al-Faransi ("Murad the French"), Abu al Hassan, Abu Hassan al-Faransi , Hadji Murad, Abu Rashid (used on Facebook and Vice News) is a group formed c. 2013.
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