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Who is ISIS? A new report shines a light

They are surprisingly young—average age is 24.

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They are surprisingly young—average age is 24. More females than you might expect.

Almost half the male Western militants who have made their way to Syria and Iraq are dead. About 40 percent of those travelling to those countries go through Turkey.

The whole report will be laid out today just after noon at New America, the outfit with which I (Tom) am affiliated.

Photo credit: New America

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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