He met a girl, the young man explains, a conventional opening for a saga that soon veers into the realm of the sinister. An Iraqi girl. It was she who led him astray, he implies.
“I made a bad decision to go with the girl and go to Mosul,” he says matter-of-factly, referring to the northern Iraqi city under control of Islamic State extremists. “At the time I made the decision to go, I wasn’t thinking straight.”
13:41 In Syria, car bomb kills scores in area recaptured from Islamic State11
12:32 Islamic State car bomb kills dozens in northwest Syria12
21:57 H.S. notebook: Katy area leads fielding heading into state wrestling16
00:02 Omar Abdel Rahman, imprisoned ‘blind sheikh’ linked to terrorist efforts, dies at 7823