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The three teenage girls from the U.S. state of Colorado swapped Twitter messages about marriage and religion with recruiters for militant group ISIS, then set out for Syria with passports and thousands of dollars in stolen cash.That case and others like it show how ISIS is targeting its sophisticated propaganda beyond male fighters, seeking to entice not only wives but also professionals such as doctors, accountants and engineers as it pushes to build a new society in a territorial base that has spread across broad swaths of Iraq and Syria.One recruit, Shannon Conley, a Colorado woman who was caught and is being sentenced next month, sought to fight in Syria or use her nursing skills to help fighters there.Justice Department officials say people aiding ISIS understand what they're getting into and risk prosecution, whether or not they venture to Syria and even if they don't plan to take up arms themselves.An Illinois man, allegedly determined to join militants, left behind a letter saying he was disgusted by Western society.Perhaps no case better shows the penetration of the recruitment campaign than that of the three Colorado girls, all from East African families, who were radicalized online and headed for Syria in September.
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