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


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