A growing number of young men from Georgia's Pankisi Valley have left the region to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

High unemployment and a lack of opportunities are believed to be behind the trend to leave the valley, an area that once sheltered rebels from the Russians during the Chechen wars.

For a small valley where Sufi pacifist traditions are still held, many elders are troubled by the tendency.

Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Duisi.

 

Source: Al Jazeera