"During our chats, he asked for my details so he could buy me a ticket to come to him," Manzura told Radio Ozodi.
At this point, as things seemed to be getting serious, Manzura asked Firuzi to tell her his real name.
After some time, Firuzi admitted to Manzura that he was in Syria and that he was "waging jihad" there.
Firuzi invited Manzura to join him so that she could "find a path to paradise," a chat-up line that in this case was likely a euphemism for joining the Islamic State (IS) group and becoming a "jihadi bride," the wife of a militant.
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Manzura talked to the young man, who went under the name Firuzi Mujohid ("jihadi fighter"), every day, but he would not tell her his exact location.
Firuzi would only say that he was "in a country that is like paradise," Manzura recalls.
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