Contact between the Ansar Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Squadron and the Islamic State (2021)

Islamic State
Wilayat al-Sham- Idlib

Number: m.a/08/43001
Date: 8 Muharram 1443 AH [17 August 2021 CE]

Subject: request for a directive

Praise be to God who ennobles Islam through supporting it, and lowers idolatry through vanquishing it, and deals with matters by His command, and lures the disbelievers through His scheming- He who has determined the days as alternations of fate through His justice. And prayers and peace be upon the one by whose sword God made high the lighthouse of Islam. As for what follows:

To the virtuous sheikh: al-Muthanna al-Jazrawi deputy wali of al-Sham (may God Almighy protect him and aid him):

As-salam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu.

I ask God that this message should reach you while you are well and in good health, dignified and enabled, and that He should plant firm your feet, make right your path, and open up at your hands the land and hearts of men. He is the trustee of that and capable of it. As for what follows:

Our dear sheikh, there is in our region a battalion called the Ansar Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and it is an independent battalion targeting the Turkish convoys in particular. They have sent to me with a supporting brother a request that we should support them with materials to equip a car rigged with explosives, in order that they should target a Turkish convoy, the axis of whose movement they have tracked. They have offered also to work with us and informed the brother they are ready to participate in any large operation the group undertakes. The brother has sent me statements of manhaj by them in which they declare takfir on the Jowlani Commission and the Sahwa forces and declare it obligatory to fight them. The supporter brother is called Abu Malik and our brother Shaddad sent you his dossier last month.

Our dear sheikh, we hope you can direct us on how to deal with this matter.

May God reward you best.

This is so and God Almighty is loftier and knows best.

Islamic State
Wilayat al-Sham

cc. Archive (for the record)

NB: this document was shown in a documentary by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s security apparatus on the cells that comprised the Ansar Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Squadron and the Abdullah bin Unais Group and their targeting of the Turkish army and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham. The document establishes that there was contact between the Islamic State and the Ansar Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Squadron with a request for support to target the Turkish army. However, according to ‘Khayal al-Manhaj‘ (aka Wadah al-Hamawi/Abu Aqlama) who was the intellectual figure behind these cells and is featured in the documentary, there were meetings between the Islamic State and multiple “independent groups.” In one meeting involving the Ansar Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Squadron and the Islamic State representative Abu Osama al-Azeri, the latter suggested establishing an alliance between the two, but no mutual agreement was reached and so the matter was not implemented.

Written Commitment: Islamic Court in Manbij

Islamic State
Diwan al-Qada wa al-Madhalim
Islamic Court in Manbij

Date: 2 Safr 1437 AH corresponding to ( / /201…CE) [14 November 2015 CE]

Case no. 127
Control no.: 60

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Written Commitment

I the signatory below:

Three-fold name: Hamoud Staif al-Ahmad
Mother: Asma
Place and date of birth: Abu Qalqal

Phone number:

Pledge before God and you the following: not to deal in corrupt goods (cigarettes) and the like, under threat of the appropriate Shari’i punishment.

Published on day….falling on / /143…AH corresponding to / /201…CE

Pledger: [Signature]

[Date in handwriting]: 2 Safr 1437 AH

Registrar: [Signature]

Pledged signed with my knowledge: Prosecutor: [Signature]

Licensing Office for Possession of Personal Fire Arms

Islamic State
Security Office- al-Ra’i Sector

Wilayat Halab

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Licensing Office

To the people of the al-Ra’i sector- original inhabitants and IDPs- we inform you that an office has been opened for the licensing of weapons for a period of one month only, from date 19 Dhu al-Q’ida 1436 AH until date 19 Dhu al-Hijja 1436 AH, corresponding to 4 September 2015 CE until 4 October 2015 CE.

– The office is located in the locality of al-Ra’i next to the da’wa office.

– All whose weapons are not licensed during this period will have heir weapons confiscated.

– How to license: every person wanting to license any piece of weaponry must go to the office and take a paper form with the type and number of the weapon in order to bring the weapon to the office to license it.

It is completely forbidden to bring weapons outside the home under any circumstances. Every person caught carrying weapons outside the home will have the weapons confiscated, licensed or not.

We inform you that we may be forced to buy weapons of war from those who own them when security necessity arises.

Note 1: the licensing office includes every village in which the announcement has been placed.

For inquiry contact the following numbers:

05387034076 (Haydara al-Shami)
05366878159 (Abu Ali al-Abbas)

Fragmentary Security Report, al-Ra’i, Aleppo

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Islamic State
Wilayat Halab


Diwan al-Amn al-Aam
General Intelligence Administration

Date / /1436 AH

The individual: Hasan al-Shibli
The individual: Rabi’ al-Shibli

We were on patrol in the al-Ra’i area and these people were arrested because their names are among the names of wanted people and there is a third person called Ala’ al-Shibli now present in al-Bab.

Note: there’s a mistake in the name of Hasan al-Shibli. We asked him and his siblings. [They said that?] they were working in an iron factory.

Call for Muslim women to perform the five prayers

Pearls for you, oh Muslim sister

Performing the five prayers at their time

Be keen to perform the five prayers at their time with a humble, submissive, assured heart, for they are the pillar of the religion, and the link that is between the servant and the former’s Lord, and it is the testament of the Prophet (SAWS) before his death.

Diwan al-Da’wa wa al-Masajid
Da’wa office

Request to hand over mail

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Islamic State
Caliphate on the Prophetic Methodology

Wilayat Halab

Date: / /14 … Hijri

To the brothers in the postal section

Please hand over to the brother Khabab al-Tunisi the post coming to the al-Ra’i area

May God reward you best.

30 Safr 143[illegible because document is torn].

Tazkiya for a Member to Get Married

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Islamic State
Wilayat Halab

Tazkiya for a mujahid to get married

Date: 2 Dhu al-Q’ida 1436 AH

Brother’s name: Abu Qutaiba al-Ansari

Battalion/Sector: Liwa al-Furqan/Lions of the Caliphate.

Period of bay’a- (required condition of six months)/-_____________________

Has he been married and divorced? If divorced, give the reason with detailing in an attachment.

Has he done a Shari’i course, and for how long? 20 days.

Has he done a military course, and for how long? 15 days.

Societal status: Bachelor

Period of work in the wilaya: 6 months

Section for the amir to fill out:

1. Are there notes to be about his manhaj or security notes about the brother in the preceding period?


2. How do you rate the brother’s level of hearing and obedience?

He is among the brothers who have been noted for their steadfastness, obedience and good manners.

3. Do you think the brother is ready to get married to the muhajir or ansari sisters?

By the permission of God, yes.

4. How is the brother’s situation on ribat and how is he on the fronts?

We ask God for him to be steadfast and there is no doubt about his steadfastness praise be to God.

5. Who are the people who give tazkiya for the brother?

1. Abu Mujahid al-Halabi, 2. Salah al-Libi, 3. Abu al-Aina’ al-Deiri

Section for the wali to fill out:

To the dear brother: official for the sisters’ guesthouse Abu Jandal [?] al-Libi, may God protect him and guide him.

As-salam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu, as for what follows:

We ask you to follow up and marry off the brother above to the muhajir or ansari sisters and document their contracts in the Islamic court.

Direct amir

Abu Talha al-Halabi

Military admin official/Amir of the sector

The wali

NB: Tazkiya refers to the process of vouching for someone.

Warning to pay taxes to electricity office- al-Ra’i, Aleppo

Islamic State
Wilayat Halab

Public Services Centre
No. 55
Date: 29 Jumada al-Thani 1436 AH

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
(Warning of taxes for household electricity)

To the one called….son of…born in…. [in handwriting: Ibrahim [Hanifi?] Ibrahim]

Please pay your pending electricity fees within 3 days from the date of this note. Otherwise, your subscription will be cancelled and you will be referred to the Islamic court.

Please see: tax office [writing crossed out after this; in handwriting: al-Ra’i]

Public Services Centre

[Islamic State?]
Public Services Centre
Official of al-Bab and its countryside

Working Hours at the Services Office in al-Bab, Aleppo

Islamic State
[Wilayat Halab?]


Date: / /143…AH corresponding to / /201… CE

Services Office- al-Bab Sector

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Administrative Order

In accordance with the requirements of the general interest of the Muslims, workers’ office hours in the services office of sector of al-Bab and its countryside begin according to summertime reckoning from 1 Jumada al-Thani 1437 AH corresponding to 10 March 2016 CE, per the following:

– Office hours begun from 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Published on Saturday 3 Jumada al-Thani 1437 AH corresponding to 12 March 2016 CE

Official of the services office of the sector of al-Bab and its countryside

Abu Adel al-Faruq

Islamic State
Wilayat Halab- al-Bab
Services Offfice/The Amir