Three ISIS Militants Were Found Dead By A River, And The Traces They’d Left Behind Were Astonishing

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Image: via BBC
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The series of snaps documented the transformation of a fresh-faced young man into a battle-hardened militant. One of the earliest pictures on the memory card shows an individual with curly hair and a faint smile. He sits next to a small girl, a sister perhaps, who holds up a single index finger – an Islamic gesture indicating that there is “one true god.”

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Image: via BBC
Image: via BBC

The later shots reveal the same individual clad in military attire, armed with a Kalashnikov rifle and apparently ready for battle. “This is no longer a family album,” wrote Sommerville, “it’s now a record of a martyr-to-be, a baby-faced suicide attacker, cleansed and ready to sacrifice himself for his cause.”

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