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Daesh: uncertainty train

Núria Vilà               As-Salt (Jordan)

A wave of young Jordanians has dropped in recent years their quiet lives in Jordan to join an unprecedented extremist group: Islamic State. Never before has a violent organization had attracted such a large number of foreign fighters and, paradoxically, what we really know about it is little. Mahmoud –fictitious name-, a young man from As-Salt, has witnessed helplessly how some friends, neighbors and relatives joined Daesh. Like a train that drags uncertainty, all of them have died in the battlefield in Syria or Iraq. In the midst of a conservative society marked by fear, Mahmoud tries to break the silence to prevent more young people to choose the path of “death contract”.

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