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1/ #EXCLUSIVE This is big: Documents I obtained show #Baghdadi compound in Barisha had internet connection.

Internet installed on 1/2/2019. Connection username: mhrab. Until 12hrs before U.S. raid, residents of compound were connected. I also got docs with IP addresses.

٢/ حصري: حصلت على مستندات تظهر ان المجمع الذي اختبأ فيه ابو بكر #البغدادي في باريشا كان مزودا بشبكة إنترنت.

الاشتراك بشبكة النت بدأ بتاريخ 1/2/2019 وكان اسم المستخدم: mhrab.

استعمل سكان مجمع البغدادي النت قبل 12 ساعة من الغارة الامريكية على المكان.

3/ Internet connection in compound where ISIS chief #Baghdadi died was organised by the owner of the house, Abu Muhammad al Halabi.

2 yrs ago Al-Halabi purchased that compound. Documents I obtained show the internet subscription there started on 1st February 2019.

4/ From February 2019 onward, the owner of the #Baghdadi compound in Barisha paid the monthly internet fee in cash to the regional internet provider, acc to sources.

Believe it or not, fee was only a meager 5000 Syrian liras or equivalent of only eight (!) US dollars.

5/ The document showing 1-2-2019 as starting date of internet connection for Baghdadi compound in Barisha also shows date of 26 October (the last day).

This means that the October bill was paid for and that the internet connection was still active until the U.S. raid.

6/ The documents I exclusively obtained also show that the internet connection in the compound where ISIS chief #Baghdadi was staying had a username. It was: mhrab.

7/ I also got this doc showing internet usage of inhabitants of Baghdadi compound on 26/10/2019 (last full day before raid shortly after midnight 26/27 October).

Inhabitants logged in 7x.

Total time on net that day is 1 hr 29 min 34 sec.

Total download 119.6mb, upload10.7mb
8/ Last time inhabitants of #Baghdadi compound in Barisha logged on to internet on 26 October was right after noon, from 12.01.51 until 12.05.56. So only for 4 min 5 sec.

Around 12 hours later, the U.S. raided compound, just after midnight, so officially on Oct 27th.

9/ I'm not enough a specialist to know what you can do with IP addresses &if these IP addresses are significant.

But it seems rather interesting that the document regarding Oct26 also shows the IP addresses when the inhabitants of the Baghdadi compound logged on to the internet.
10/ I also got a document showing per day internet connectivity for October.

It displays how many hrs, mins &secs residents in Baghdadi compound were daily connected to net.

Varies greatly. Notice on 21Oct only 4mins but earlier between 10-20 hrs.

Also shows the down/uploads.
11/ Last document I obtained: It shows total time that inhabitants of Baghdadi compound were online from 1 Feb 2019 to 26 Oct 2019.

Total connection time for username mhrab (=Baghdadi compound) was 90 days 20 hrs 39 min and 3 sec.

Total download: 211 gb, upload: 11 gb.

12/ Why is discovery of internet connection in Baghadi's compound important?

Many assumed #Baghdadi would live in full isolation.

But presence of net connection suggests that - although in hiding - he wasn't fully isolated from ISIS but maybe pulled (some) strings until end.
13/ Discovery of internet connection in Baghdadi's compound could be interesting lesson to terrorism investigators, analysts etc.

Yes, some top terror suspects might go into full isolation. Others only use couriers. But even on the run, some clearly stay close to internet.
14/ Thank you all for your attention.

I started working on this story on the day of the U.S. raid on #Baghdadi.

It took me a while to find out all details and get it confirmed. Perhaps in the future I can share even more on this.
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