(CNN) — To the outside world, they’re a force of ruthless yet mysterious insurgents bent on terrorizing civilians and expanding Islamic rule.
But as one former ISIS fighter tells CNN, the mentality goes much deeper.
“The main and principal goal of the Islamic State that they tell their new members is to establish an Islamic state that will encompass the Arab world,” the man said in Turkey. “And after that, we go to other countries.”
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