UNDISCLOSED LOCATION –A month after the fall of its de facto Syrian capital Raqqa and days after Syrian troops retook Deir ez-Zor, while Iraqi forces took over al-Qaim, ISIS has perhaps suffered the decisive defeat as none of its former suicide bombers’ name was leaked in the Paradise Papers.
A disclosure of 13.4 million documents, dubbed the Paradise Papers, has tied major companies and political figures to secretive overseas arrangements, with personal fortunes invested in an offshore tax haven, however an already disheartened ISIS is believed to be on the verge of raising the white flag, after finding out that not a single operative was named in the explosive leak of Paradise.
“What on earth are we fighting for when none of our fellow mujahideen, our brothers, is in Paradise?” a senior ISIS official said while talking to The Dependent.
“What is the point of all this? What is the point of anything?” he asked.
As the explosive leak of financial documents laid bare the financial affairs of the global elite, the Paradise Papers might just be the final straw that breaks the back of ISIS – the most elite terrorist organisation in the world.