The English letter, addressed to “Brother Abu Bakr Canadi”, warns that a lack of food could have a negative impact on the battlefield.
“May Allah give barakah on all of your efforts in bringing good to this khatiba [brigade],” the writer begins. “Please consider this letter to be a written complain [sic] about food issue.”
“I’ve been here for last 3 nights and 2 days. In this whole period I received only 4 sandwichs [sic],” the error-filled letter continues.
“2 sandwitch [sic] each day is too tight to meet the nutrition need even,” the writer adds.
“I’ve received multiple complains [sic] from almost all the sariyah [small group of soldiers] regarding this food problem. People are getting weaker gradually which might have a negative impact on the upcoming marakah [battle].”
Finally the letter ends saying, “an urgent action is badly needed.” The signature on the letter is illegible.
Global News reports that Macer Gifford, a British citizen who fought in Syria against ISIS with the Kurds found the letter in 2017.
“It was in an apartment block between the stadium and the hospital,” he said. “The entire street once housed foreign ISIS fighters. This was evident by the amount of foreign material.”
“I kept the letter because it was in English and faintly amusing. Hardly the die-hard jihadi warrior that they like to portray, just a moaning Westerner that’s out of his depth,” Gifford added.
A captured ISIS terrorist named Muhammad Ali told Global News that a Canadian named Abu Bakr led the Anwar Al-Awlaki Brigade.
Ali said that had Bakr lived in southwestern Ontario and was part of a Syrian family. “He was killed in Raqqah, in the siege,” he said.
In 2016, the U.S. Military said it killed the brigade’s deputy emir, a Swedish national named Khalid Osman Timayare in an airstrike.