Schlagwort-Archive: German Taliban Mujahideen

Berlin Jihadi Fatih T. Killed in US Drone Strike?

by Florian Flade

Fatih T. aka „Abdel Fattah al-Almani“ – killed in US drone strike?

Nobody knows – a Turkish language Jihadi website is reporting: the Emir of the „German Taliban Mujahideen“ (DTM) „Abdel Fattah al-Almani“ was killed either a US drone strike or a missile strike from a military helictoper. The information is unconfirmed.

Rumours about the death of the DTM Emir – who´s real name is Fatih T. – have been floating out there in the Jihadi community for almost two weeks. Yet, there is no clear confirmation the 27 year-old Islamist from Berlin was indeed killed in the Pakistani tribal areas.

Fatih T. was born and raised in Germany. He radicalized in a mosque in Berlin´s North, grew a beard and started praying in University where he studied engineering. Friends and former colleagues say he changed during his time at University and after he got to know new friends who were Islamists.

In Spring 2009 Fatih T. left Germany alongside his friend Yusuf O. who was arrested in June this year in Austria. Yusuf O. and Fatih T. traveled to Waziristan via Turkey and Iran and joined the Turkish militant group „Taifatul Mansourah“. Only a few months later both were founding members of the „German Taliban Mujahideen“, a group which attracted more Islamists from Berlin including several converts to Islam.

Both, Fatih T. and Yusuf O. appeared in several propaganda videos released by the DTM, calling for fellow German Muslims to join the Jihad. In one propaganda tape from Waziristan Fatih T. is seen walking through the alleged wrackage of a Pakistani military helicopter which Fatih claims was shot down by the militants.

In December 2010 the „German Taliban Mujahideen“ released a statement saying „Abdel Fattah al-Almani“ was choosen as the new Emir of the group. Since then, no real propaganda effort has been made to promote the Berlin Jihadi as the new leader. No new videos were released, no statements were given out.

German intelligence agencies on Wednesday were unable confirm the news of Fatih T.´s death. Familiy members are also unaware of any deadly drone strike that might have killed Fatih T.. Earlier this year the German terrorist sent several e-mails from Waziristan to Berlin – asking for financial support and claiming he was occupied with combat fighting.

Berlin´s Verfassungsschutz (interior intelligence agency) estimates „less than ten“ Islamists from Berlin are still roaming the Afghan-Pakistan border region.


Video Shows Burial of German Jihadis

by Florian Flade

Ahmet M.- Islamic Jihad Union´s  Late Propaganda Chief

Almost six months after they were killed by Pakistani soldiers, an Islamic militant group in the Pakistan tribal areas released a memorial video showing the burial of the three German Jihadis Eric Breininger, Danny R. and Ahmet M. The video was announced months ago but was only released some days ago.

The three Islamists from Germany died when Pakistani troops opened fire on their car near Mir Ali on April 30th. Shortly after, the soldiers handed over the bodies of the killed Germans to the militant group in who´s ranks they fought.

Eric Breininger („Abdulgaffar al-Almani“), a 22 year-old convert from Neunkirchen, had traveled to Pakistan in late 2007, joining the Uzbek terror group „Islamic Jihad Union“ (IJU). He appeared in several propaganda videos released by this group, calling German Muslims to Jihad.

Danny R., known as „Abu Abdullah al-Almani“, was also a White convert, a Dutch citizen who lived in Berlin before joining the IJU in Pakistan in September 2009. R. was featured in a previous video released by the break-off group „German Taliban Mujahideen“, but with a hidden face.

In the newly released martyrdom video, 21 year-old Danny R. is seen firing rockets in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region, telling how Sharia will be implemented there.

For the first time ever without face-covering, German-Turk Ahmet M., is shown in the burial video, sitting down with a Kalashnikov rifle in his hands, telling Muslims in Germany to join the Jihad.

M., who´s warrior name was „Selahuddin Turki“, was born in German town of Salzgitter and deported to Turkey several years ago. He was regarded as the major player in the IJU´s propaganda work, being responsible for German propaganda tapes.

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High Quality Pictures of dead Ahmet M. and Eric Breininger

Since Ahmet M.´s death in the shootout in April, IJU propaganda quality and volume decreased. Less videos are released and the quality of the tapes is usually very bad. It seems that with the death of Ahmet M., the propaganda wing of the militant group is broken. The release of the blurry martyrdom video, which shows the bodies of Danny R., Eric Breininger and Ahmet M., five days ago, is a clear proof IJU lacks propaganda (software, video and photo) experts.

See excerpt of the video in this post from Wednesday, 20th of October on WELT Online here