“Then Baghdadi asked each commander to bring in some of his fighters. Abu al-Atheer, the MSM commander, invited Belgian, Dutch, and French fighters who were under his command to the occasion. Among the foreigners who personally met Baghdadi and pledged allegiance were Abu Sayyaf, known as “the slayer”; Abu Zubair, a Belgian jihadi; Abu Tameema al-Fransi, a French jihadi killed in July 2014; and Abu Shishan-al-Belgiki, a handsome blond jihadi with a Chechen background wanted in Belgium, his home country, for possible participation in beheadings.”
FP August 16 2016
Three Belgian citizens — all from the city of Vilvorde — attended the April 2013 meeting during which ISIS was created. According to Belgian Newspapers — quoting the mayor of Vilvorde — these individuals were known as radical elements since 2012. The mayor said that one is dead and a second is rumored to be dead.
Magomed Saralapov — alias Abu Shishan al-Belgiki
Nabil Azahaf — alias Abu Sayyaf
Zakaria Asbai — alias Abu Zubair
Present at the Creation The never-told-before story of the meeting that led to the creation of ISIS, as explained by an Islamic State insider — FP August 16 2016