16-Year-Old ISIS Fighter Originally Said to Be American Is from Trinidad and Tobago

A 16-year-old Trinidad and To­ba­go na­tion­al has been cap­tured on the bat­tle­field in Syr­ia with fight­ers for the Is­lam­ic State, a re­port in the New York Times says.

The boy was ini­tial­ly thought to be an Amer­i­can but he was lat­er con­firmed to be a T&T teenag­er by US of­fi­cials and the boy’s sis­ter.

The re­port states that the teenag­er was tak­en from T&T to the war zone when he was 12 by his moth­er, who con­vert­ed to Is­lam af­ter be­com­ing ro­man­ti­cal­ly in­volved with a rad­i­calized man.

Read more at the Trinidad & Tobago Guardian

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