February 25, 2015 09:30
A Korean teenager who went missing in Turkey in January is receiving training in an ISIS boot camp, the National Intelligence Service told the National Assembly on Tuesday.
The NIS says it contacted the Islamist terror group through an overseas intelligence intermediary with a request to send him home, but ISIS refused.
The NIS argued the 18-year-old, who reportedly has some mental problems, would not be of much use to the group, which holds large swathes of Syria and Iraq in a barbaric stranglehold.
ISIS has proved a baffling draw for many youngsters from East and West, mainly thanks to its slick and violent propaganda, with three teenage girls from Britain being their latest headline-grabbing catch.
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