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Protestors gather during a rally in support of the Syrian people at Al-Azhar in Cairo in 2012. Al-Azhar is taking measures to prevent the distortion of religious teachings that thrust youth into the Syrian war under false pretences. [Mahmud Hams/AFP]

Egyptian youth falls into ISIL recruitment trap

The case of a young Egyptian who went to Syria to join ISIL highlights the need for parents and authority figures to protect youth from misguided views, experts say.

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