Public Prosecution office at the First Instance Criminal Court of Oran Judicial Council (western Algeria) ordered 12 years in prison against two Algerian youths who were recruited in ISIS and tried to join its ranks through Turkey.
According to what was discussed in the Criminal Court, on 20/04/2018, the first accused, called M.H., was arrested in Canastel neighbourhood in Oran province (Western Algeria), and this is based on the investigations of Algiers Dar Bida judicial police to determine the identities of the two youths who belong to the Takfiri Thought and Jihadists returning from ISIS conflict areas, where the latter admitted that he moved to Syria via Turkey, where he joined ISIS, then Ahrar al-Sham organization, and there he received Jihadist Lessons against the Syrian regime, and also military training after he created a Facebook relationship with a Syrian citizen called Abu Qatada, who helped him enter Syria through Idlib countryside, but he fled from there to fall into the grip of the Turkish armed forces at the Muhajireen Center, and there he met the second defendant called “Z.A”, who told him that he also joined ISIS and Ahrar al-Sham.
Likewise, the accused “Z.A” admitted during his interrogation that he went through the same path that the so-called “M.H” took, admitting that he joined ISIS with the help of a Syrian person called (Abu Muhammad al-Shami), adding that during that period he was able to obtain a machine gun, then he fled ISIS to surrender to the Turkish armed forces, which in turn placed him in the centre of illegal immigrants in Antakya to deport him to Algeria.
In parallel with the first statements of the prosecutor “Z.A”, the judicial officers searched his residence and found a PC and two mobile phones, one of which contained his account on the Telegram application under the name Mokdad Mohamed, and after conducting technical expertise, it was found that the accused was receiving videos, news photos, and fatwas, all of which incited terrorist acts, in addition to seizing his passport, memory card, and books calling for jihad as well. Examination of his fingerprints also proved that he had a history of misdemeanour cases related to theft and destroying administrative documents in 2008, and he was exploiting the identity of others, impersonating the name “Z.M.A”.