Concern as young Georgians fill ISIL ranks

Elders troubled by growing numbers of young men leaving Pankisi valley to fight, amid scarce jobs and opportunities.

    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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The woman who cleans up after 'lonely deaths' in Japan

    The woman who cleans up after 'lonely deaths' in Japan

    When somebody dies lonely and alone, Miyu Kojima steps in to clean their home and organise the mementos of their life.

    Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia

    Putin and the 'triumph of Christianity' in Russia

    The rise of the Orthodox Church in Russia appears unstoppable, write filmmakers Glen Ellis and Viktoryia Kolchyna who went to investigate the close ties between the church and Putin.

    The chill effect: Is India's media running scared?

    The chill effect: Is India's media running scared?

    Much of India's media spurns a scoop about the son of PM Modi's right-hand man. Plus, NFL as platform for race politics.