Located just to the west of the small village of Matamoulana Mauritania lies a walled compound that consists of 3 very large buildings and several smaller buildings, one of the large buildings has what appears to be a very large sattelite dish on the roof.
At least 80 trainees, recruits from the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe, including France, are known to be training at the camps, according to a TRAC source who visited the camp and obtained documentation. Most of Mauritania’s population of roughly 3 million is concentrated on the coast, around the capital of Nouakchott, while the rest of the country, which is the size of Texas and New Mexico, is arid desert and sparsely inhabited. The camps are far from the population centers. “This is not a travel destination,” Khan said. “The only reason to be there from a Western country is to train for terrorism.”
We have had two hearings in the past few days. They were both listed as pre-sentencing hearings. Our objective was to get the government to show us what evidence they have that shows that I promoted terrorism. So far, all of this so called evidence has only been presented in secret proceedings in which I am not allowed to be present or know what is said. The judge has not yet decided if he is going to order the government to present us with this secret evidence or not. What is confirmed is that the sentencing itself will be on April 30, 2015.
There also are links between Mauritania and Boko Haram evident in its interaction with Al Qaeda for training and the supply lines for finance and weapons. In addition, there are recruitment centers and organized crime networks in Mauritania facilitating ISIS expansion in North and Central Africa, Khan said.
Signs in English can be seen in videos and photos obtained by TRAC inside one of the main camps at the Matamoulana Grand Mosque, providing unmistakable evidence of westerners’ presence. “The fear of returning foreign fighters from Syria and Iraq is high, but Mauritania-trained fighters are not even on anyone’s radar.”
The terror camps include homes, schools and Mosques, as seen Above. The camp's leadership was emboldened by the recent release of five notorious terrorists, including the No. 3 man in Usama Bin Laden's network, all of whom were imprisoned in the Nouakchott Central Prison in the Mauritanian capital, but released following a Jan. 24 prison riot in which two guards were taken hostage and threatened along with their family members with being executed.
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