It has emerged that almost a dozen Minnesotans have left the Midwestern state to take up arms for Islamic extremist groups in the country.
Almost a dozen men from Minnesota are fighting with ISIS in Syria, say officials
Almost a dozen Minnesotans have left the state to fight alongside ISIS extremists in Syria, say officials
Two Minneapolis men were killed last weekend fighting Free Syrian Army rebels in Syria
Recruitment began in 2007 with Islamic groups luring people from the state's large Somali community to fight Ethiopian troops
Now, numbers are being bolstered by Americans in other war-torn countries
Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab made a recruitment video called Minnesota’s Martyrs: The Path to Paradise
It featured Minneapolis man Troy Kastigar describing fighting with ISIS rebels in Syria as 'like Disneyland'
Community leaders say disaffected, directionless youth are particularly vulnerable to Islamic groups' recruitment drives
By ALEX GREIG FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 14:53 EST, 29 August 2014 | UPDATED: 12:50 EST, 30 August 2014