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Operation Jihadi Bride: My Covert Mission to Rescue Young Women from ISIS - The Incredible True Story

Clifford Thurlow, John Carney

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Autobiography: historical, political & military

A thrilling and highly newsworthy military adventure in the burning rubble of Islamic State.

Soldier Magazine's Book of the Month

Fascinating... Incredibly dangerous. The Times

Gripping. Adrenalin fuelled true-life account with all the makings of a military thriller. The action unfolds like a Le Carre novel. Soldier Magazine

'If there are young women with children trapped in that hell and we can get them out, don't we have a duty to do so?'

Hearing terrifying stories first-hand from naive young girls who'd been tricked, abused and enslaved by ISIS, ex-British Army soldier John Carney set up a high-risk operation to rescue as many as he could.

This is the breath-taking true story of how he repeatedly led his men behind enemy lines into the Syrian lead storm to liberate women and children, delivering them to de-radicalization programmes and fair trials.

Believing that 'every person we can bring back is living proof that ISIS is a failure', Carney tackles the complex issue of Jihadi Brides head on, as he and his men endanger their lives, not always returning safely home.

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Clifford Thurlow

Clifford Thurlow has lived all over the world and has worked as a gem stone dealer and a foreign correspondent for the Observer in Athens. The winner of the London Arts Board New Millennium Prize for short fiction, he is best known as a ghostwriter. His recent books include: Making A Killing, the inside story of a hired gun in Iraq, and Escape from Baghdad with Captain James Ashcroft; Fatwa, Living with a Death Threat for Jacky Trevane; and Today I'm Alice for Alice Jamieson.

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