Papers and documents that contain personal data about 20 thousand militants of the terrorist group Islamic State, can be considered positive, said German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere.

He also clarified that this information will help to prosecute the IS militants, as well as contribute to the prevention of recruitment into the IS ranks in the future, reports Russian BBC.

It has already been known that the British media company Sky News managed to gain access to the files on 22 thousand IS militants. According to the DChannel, a flash card with this information was stolen by a former member with the IS internal police unit.

The document states that so far, the citizens of 51 countries have joined the ISIL.

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