MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The uncovered materials also include images of people holding severed heads and other body parts, pictures of dead children and other possible victims of war crimes, as well as flags and symbols of the Islamic State (IS or Daesh in Arabic) and the Nusra Front, according to Norway's VG newspaper.
"We have received a three-digit number of reports of concern from the National Police Immigration Service, its employees, from the Directorate of Immigration and from accommodation centers. Our job is to assess these reports," the unit's head Erik Haugland told VG.
The impossibility of investigating the asylum seekers' backgrounds poses a challenge for Norwegian authorities, he said. "We can't contact countries such as Syria and Iraq to ask what [information] they have, and, in addition, there may be uncertainty regarding ID."
Some of the refugees may have taken photos and videos of crimes they witnessed, according to Haugland. Others may have decided, in order to ensure own safety, to carry symbols of groups controlling areas through which they had to pass to escape.