Smoke rises over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike
Smoke rises over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 18, 2014. Reuters

A man from New Zealand believed to be fighting for ISIS has accidentally revealed his secret location on his posts to social media. A security researcher discovered his tweets on Twitter since the ISIS militant was apparently unaware that his posts contained location tags.

New Zealander Mark Taylor, now known as Abu Abdul-Rahman, has reportedly deleted 45 tweets earlier in the week after finding out that they revealed his exact coordinates, The Guardian reported. Jeff Weyers, a researcher and operator of the open-source intelligence group iBrado, was able to identify Taylor's location in early December.

The ISIS militant is believed to be in a house in al-Taqbah, a town in Syria close to ISIS-held al-Raqqa. The location was "geotagged" on Twitter on some of Taylor's tweets. According to previous reports, Taylor had escaped from New Zealand in May 2012 despite the travel restrictions. The New Zealander's whereabouts was traced in Syria in June 2014.

In a YouTube video posted in June, Taylor said he is currently in Syria and declared his commitment for "jihad for Allah and his Messenger." Previous reports had indicated that he initially wanted to remain in Syria until he became a "martyr" but in September, he appeared to have changed his mind because the country needed humanitarian aid.

Taylor was placed on a watch list after he visited another ISIS supporter from New Zealand known as Muslim bin John. He was proud to post an image of his scorched New Zealand passport on Facebook in June with a declaration that his trip to Syria was "one-way." He has since requested a new passport from his country's passport office but no answer was yet given.

Meanwhile, the war against ISIS continues as the group claims responsibility for the car bomb explosion near a gas plant in the Homs province of Syria. The bomb had killed eight people including four soldiers and injured 15 others.

According to an Al-Arabiya report, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had confirmed the attack. ISIS has previously issued threats of attacking oil and gas facilities in Iraq and Syria as the extremist group seeks to acquire more funds to claim more territory for its caliphate.

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