A newly discovered ISIS document reveals the militant group's plans to create a new terrorist militia in Afghanistan and Pakistan and incite a war in India that would bring about the "end of the world."
The document, titled "A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC), The Caliphate According to the Prophet," was obtained by the American Media Institute (AMI) and reviewed by three U.S. intelligence officials, USA Today reported.
A Pakistani citizen with connections to the Taliban first brought the document to the AMI's attention. The AMI then had the 32-page document translated from Urdu by Mustafa Samdani, Harvard researcher and translator.
The contents of the document describe the Islamic State's goals, including a plan for Afghan and Pakistani Taliban forces to join into a single militia, battle plans for upcoming dates, and a plea for al-Qaeda to join their cause, according to USA Today.
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“Accept the fact that this caliphate will survive and prosper until it takes over the entire world and beheads every last person that rebels against Allah," part of the document reads. "This is the bitter truth, swallow it.”
"Preparations" to attack India are in the planning stages, the document also says. With an attack on Indian soil, the militant group hopes to provoke the USA into engaging in fearsome battle.
“Even if the U.S tries to attack with all its allies, which undoubtedly it will, the ummah [worldwide Muslim community] will be united, resulting in the final battle.”
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, retired Defense Intelligence Agency Director, said the document should be taken heed to.
"[It] represents the Islamic State's campaign plan and is something, as an intelligence officer, I would not only want to capture, but fully exploit. It lays out their intent, their goals and objectives, a red flag to which we must pay attention."
Aizaz Chaudhry, Pakistan Foreign Secretary, said the ISIS threat in Pakistan was addressed in a talk with the White House, State Department, and the Pentagon last month. There, Chaudry said the country does nothave an Islamic State presence.
As for Afghanistan, a representative for the White House's National Security Council told the AMI that they are cognizant of ISIS' presence in Afghanistan, according to CBSDC.
“We are aware of the presence of ISIL-affiliated militants in Afghanistan," Alistair Baskey said, "And we are monitoring closely to see whether their emergence will have a meaningful impact on the threat environment in the region,”
The U.S. intelligence officials who reviewed the document said the document could very well be authentic, given its markings, diction, and style that match other existing ISIS documents.
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