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Leaked ISIS Files Paint Picture of Group's Recruits



    Leaked ISIS Files Paint Picture of Group's Recruits
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    Part of a leaked ISIS document reads, alongside an ISIS logo: "In the name of Allah the most gracious most merciful, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, General Border Administration, Mujahid Data." The document is shown over a map of Syria, which is not part of the leaked documents.

    Thousands of documents were apparently leaked from inside ISIS, revealing a detailed picture of the terror group's personnel. Among the recruits is a 20-year-old from Minneapolis with just a high-school education.

    NBC News was among several media organizations to obtain a trove of recruitment forms from a man who claims to be a disillusioned ISIS fighter who recently defected.

    The documents included 23-question forms that resemble a standard job application — save for the black ISIS logo in the top right corner. Fields ask about previous fighting experience, blood type, special skills, level of obedience and whether the applicant is interested in fighting or becoming a suicide attacker.

    The forms also ask for "countries traveled" to clarify the route to ISIS' caliphate and who can vouch for the recruit. More than 22,000 jihadis are named in the files and some 51 nationalities represented, according to Britain's Sky News.