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Sun, 22 Nov, 2015 12:08:42 AM
FTimes – STT Report, Nov 22
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Some families together with their children have left the country to join the ranks of Isis, reported Ilta-Sanomat, a Finnish language tabloid.
According to the security police (Supo), entire families including very small children have left Finland to join the extremist organisation.
The aim is to raise a new generation of jihadis, said a representative of Supo to the tabloid. 
The Ilta-Sanomat, however, did not specify how many have left to join Isis.
A few weeks ago, Supo said about 70 people had left the country for Syria, of whom 15 were killed and about a dozen came back.
The topic of children from Europe joining Isis has been in the headlines following the terrorist attack in Paris.
Quoting the British newspaper Daily News, the Ilta-Sanomat reported that the mastermind of the Paris attacks, 27-year-old Abdelhamid Abaaoud took his little brother, 13-year-old Younes, to Syria alongside Isis last year.
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