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Captured ISIS Fighter: "The Only Escape For Me is Death"

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    Captured ISIS Fighter: "The Only Escape For Me is Death"
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    A college dropout, looking for a different life from his own in Turkey, surrendered after three days of fighting for ISIS and told NBC News joining the militants leaves him with 'no life, no future." 

    "They burn your life, they leave nothing," the 24-year-old said from a Kurdish-run Syria where he has been held since being captured over a month ago. "I can't do anything now. If I go to them [ISIS], they will kill me. If I go to Turkey, they will arrest me. If I stay here, I will go to prison. I have nothing. The only escape for me is death."

    The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he joined ISIS to get out of Turkey, where he had few friends and his parents were pressuring him to study and get married. 

    "My life was hard and nobody liked me," he said while crying. "I didn't have many friends. I was on the Internet a lot and playing games."

    Now, he said, "I have no life, no future."