‘Trip to the pit of hell': How Islamic extremists convinced two French schoolgirls to join jihad in Syria

October 10, 2014 5:26 PM

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‘Trip to the pit of hell': How Islamic extremists convinced two French schoolgirls to join jihad in Syria

On the day she left for Syria, Sahra strode along the train platform with two bulky schoolbags slung over her shoulder. In a grainy image caught on security camera, the French teen tucks her hair into a headscarf.

Just two months earlier and a two-hour drive away, Nora, also a teen girl, had embarked on a similar journey in similar clothes. Her brother later learned she’d been leaving the house every day in jeans and a pullover, then changing into a full-body veil.

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