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How Islamic State recruiters groomed teen into suicide bomber

Thursday 17th of January 2019 | Asia, Iraq
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For Abu Ayad, it started with a simple message to an Islamic State recruiter and ended with him locked up and facing the death penalty after he agreed to become a suicide bomber.

Ayad's story is a cautionary tale of how Islamic State (IS) recruiters can seduce vulnerable young men using just the internet into joining them to carry out horrific acts of violence.

Some experts have cast doubt on the idea that IS recruitment can occur without any face-to-face meetings, but Ayad's transformation rapidly took place solely in the digital realm.

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