Aymen Arbaoui told his family he would be gone for just a few weeks. He was only 17, but was already a dab hand at interior decorating. The young Tunisian heard there was casual work going in Libya. He’d be back in time for school in January.

Six months later, his family learned the truth from a jihadi website: he was killed in Syria on 2 June, fighting with Islamic State (Isis).

“He was a quiet boy,” his mother, Mbaraka Arbaoui, says. “He just studied and he got good marks, especially in mathematics.”

The family say they don’t believe any organisation was involved in his decision to travel to Syria. He was most likely influenced by a couple of books he had acquired from a Saudi-based religious scholar, they say. [Read more]

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