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deciding major decision of not taking up the appeal. thanks very much. that's it for me. thanks for watching. i'll be back 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room." for our international viewers christiane amanpour is next and for viewers in america, "newsroom" with brooke baldwin starts right now. wolf, thank you so much. hi there. i'm brooke baldwin. we have to begin with breaking news here into cnn. let me tell you about this 19-year-old american who has been arrested in chicago moments before the u.s. government says he was preparing to board a flight overseas with plans to join isis. here's an artist sketch of his first appearance today in federal court. let's go straight to washington to get details from our justice correspondent, evan perez. who is he? how much do we know about why he was headed to syria? >> we know that the fbi says
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that he was at o'hare airport on saturday night when they arrested him. he was en route trying to get on a flight to vienna and ultimately traveling to turkey. turkey has been a major transit point for people who are trying to get to syria to join isis and some of the other groups that are fighting in the civil war there. according to the fbi, they did a search of his house, his parents' house while he was at the airport and questioned him for several hours before putting him under arrest and he was charged this morning in a criminal complaint in chicago, brooke. >> i know that he left this letter for his parents back at their home. tell me about this letter. tell me about the evidence the government has against him. >> reporter: the fbi says that they found a lot of documents both in a car and also in his parents' house. they said he had drawings that indicated support for isis. they also said that he left a
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letter for his parents imploring them not to call the authorities because it would be bad for him and for his family. we have a snippet of the letter he left behind in which he says that he felt that my dear parents, there are a number of reasons i'll go to the blessed land of shaam leaving my home and there's an obligation to migrate to the islamic state now. he was against paying taxes that were being used to kill muslims. his muslim brothers and sisters. the fbi says in addition to this, they have proof that he bought a $4,000 plane ticket. that's one way people sometimes avoid being flagged. you buy a one-way ticket to turk
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turkey, you might get immediate attention from the fbi. in this case he brought a round-trip ticket and he said in his interview with the fbi according to this affidavit that he was either going to go there for humanitarian reasons or to do combat. he had names of four people that he was going to contact when he got to turkey. >> wow. evan, keep working your sources as you do for us in washington. we should point out that we do have a cnn crew en route to this man's home in chicago. as soon as we get more information and picture there live we'll bring it to you at least one hour from now. also we're getting these pictures. let me share this with you. you see that black flag on top of that building? ominous symbol of isis victory here. one of two black flags spotted by news crews raised on buildings high above kobani. we've been talking about kobani for the past couple days. for three years this has been
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the flashpoint of this deadly assault by isis militants and today kurdish fighters are seemingly losing the battle in the southeastern part of the city. local sources inside kobani say while kurdish forces are repelling many advances, isis has one major battle tool that kurds do not have and that is this. night vision. it's just after 9:00 p.m. in kobani and that's when darkness falls and isis may strike again. our senior international correspondent is working this one for us near kobani with the latest. >> reporter: kobani right behind us continuously bombarded. we've heard sounds of clashes throughout the entire day. earlier this morning isis hoisting its flag upon one of the buildings. fighters managing to entrench themselves in the southeastern part of kobani and another flag later in the day hoisted on a strategic hilltop doing what it
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is they can but those calls for assistance only getting even more desperate. people we're talking to on both sides of the border fail to understand how it is that the u.s. led coalition let this situation escalate to this degree. let it become this dire. they believe that there were targets of opportunity that the coalition could have taken advantage of when isis fighters were completely exposed as they advanced on kobani. kobani is strategic for isis and they would have a direct supply line to their strong hold but when you speak to people they talk about the humanitarian catastrophe that this has caused. many on both sides of the border feel that the u.s. led coalition took upon a sense of responsibility when they began launching strikes against isis but that they have failed in stopping the terrorist organization's advance. brooke? >> okay. thank you. we'll be in close contact with you talking to you next hour there on the syrian/turkish border but now to the fight against isis in iraq.
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what we're hearing now is mortars are hitting the capital city of baghdad right now. this is happening just a day after u.s. central command begun using a risky new tactic. they added apache helicopters to the fight. u.s. central command say apaches hit targets approaching fallujah which is less than an hour's drive from baghdad. pentagon correspondent barbara starr will have updates on the usage of the apache helicopters but first to you, ben wedeman, for us live in baghdad. what do you see? >> reporter: what we heard about an hour and a half ago were alarms going off in the so-called green zone or international zone where the u.s. embassy is located warning people in english and arabic to take cover. subsequently, we learned that three or four mortars landed in that area. no word at this point about any damage or casualties.
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the same thing essentially happened last wednesday with similar effect. this is something relatively new in recent years for the international zone. until recently there weren't any mortars falling in that area. we have spoken to people who do believe that this could be in fact shia militias that are firing these mortars as they did several years ago because they believe that the united states involvement in iraq now is simply a pretext for the united states to become more involved again in iraqi affairs. brooke? >> ben, stay with me. barbara just pivoting to you. we should take a half step back and remind everyone the effect the role of an apache helicopter and why i'm reading some are considering this offensive risky. >> reporter: where ben is in baghdad, drive about -- ben knows this better than anybody. drive an hour or so west and you are deep in anbar province, the
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areas where so many marines fought and died over the years. why put apaches back into the sky putting helicopter pilots at risk? it's because isis is so much on the move in anbar province about an hour west of baghdad. over the weekend iraqi forces again coming under attack by isis and the u.s. moved using apaches at low altitude to try and push isis fighters back. because they were so close together, we're told, they needed some precision ability and it's the helicopter at a lower altitude than a fighter jet that allows them to do that. the big picture here is the concern as ben knows better than anybody, he's seen it firsthand, that isis is about to take over in anbar province and places like fallujah and ramadi are at serious risk due to the isis advance and that the iraqi forces are still really unable
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to fight back. brooke? >> ben, we've been talking for months and months about how baghdad just seemed -- that it couldn't be possible. that isis could take baghdad. since we're hearing all of this about anbar province and as barbara said you know this area so incredibly well, how vulnerable is it now truly? >> reporter: well, we were actually out on the western perimeter defensive perimeter of baghdad today, which is about 20 miles from where i am standing to the west in anbar province. there it seems that the iraqi army is doing a fairly good job of holding the line but they say isis really isn't focusing on that defensive perimeter. they're focusing on towns that it managed to occupy, on fallujah, on ramadi, to control an entire stretch of more than 400 miles of the river which is
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just an hour's drive from fallujah to the border with syria into syria up to the turkish border. more than 400 miles. that seems to be their goal. it's important to stress, however, isis has only been successful in taking over areas and holding them where there's a sympathetic largely sunni population. baghdad is largely shia and it's far from sympathetic. in fact, it's very antagonistic to isis. so we do know from iraqi military and security sources that isis has sleeper cells inside baghdad. there are sympathizers among the sunni population for isis but by in large baghdad would probably be far too much for isis to try to even attempt to swallow at this point. brooke? >> let's hope it stays that way. ben wedeman and barbara starr, thank you both very much.
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did the man who brought ebola to the united states come to america to reunite with a long lost love? details about his journey overseas to dallas. plus, we are now getting word thomas eric duncan is getting experimental treatment as i speak but it's not zmapp and breaking news for the fugitive evading authorities for weeks and weeks. here what eric frein allegedly wrote. stay here. you're watching cnn. discover a new energy source. turn ocean waves into power. design cars that capture their emissions. build bridges that fix themselves. get more clean water to everyone. who's going to take the leap? who's going to write the code? who's going to do it? engineers. that's who. that's what i want to do. be an engineer. ♪ [ male announcer ] join the scientists and engineers of exxonmobil in inspiring america's future engineers. energy lives here.
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the hospital in dallas says this drug being given to thomas eric duncan is not the same one that was given to the american doctor and that american aid worker who recovered from ebola at emory university hospital in atlanta. what we are learning definitely a bit more as far as the reasons that drew duncan to america. it was in fact love. he was days into a happy reunion with a woman he hadn't seen in 16 years. the mother of his child, right? the reunion, as you now know, was short lived because duncan fell deathly ill less than a week after arriving from liberia where he tried to help a pregnant woman back in liberia who they were trying to get into a hospital. turned her away and later died from ebola. ebola the virus that's killed more than 2,000 people in liberia. so let me go straight to dallas to bring in "the new york times"
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correspondent kevin sack who wrote this article with all kinds of details. kevin, a pleasure to have you on. >> good to be here. >> before we get to details from your piece, you're there at the hospital. i understand duncan's condition worsened over the weekend to critical. what are you hearing right now? >> reporte >> that's pretty much what we know right now. he was on serious on saturday and they downgraded him to critical that day and stayed the same through today. the hospital put out a statement about an hour ago where they affirmed that he was still in fact critical. obviously it's very concerning that he's taken a turn for the worse. we don't know a lot about what that means and what prompted the change in status but obviously it's never a good thing when you are going in the wrong direction. >> as you discovered and we've been learning over the last couple days, duncan was coming to the u.s. for this woman and the mother of his child.
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>> it's a really interesting story and probably not an unusual story for people like him from west africa. there was a horrible civil war in liberia that started in 1989 and ran all of the way through 2003. there was a respite there for a couple years in the middle of it but the impact was that a huge number of people were killed estimated to be at least 5% of the population and literally hundreds of thousands, more than 700,000 people fled as refugees and that included mr. duncan and this woman, louise. they wound up in a refugee camp in the ivory coast where they met and developed this relationship and had a child. something happened between them. we're not exactly clear. she came to the united states in 1998. mr. duncan wound up going with his family for a while to ghana and then eventually back to liberia where he stayed until
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two weeks ago when he came to the united states. >> he's coming back to see this woman and who knows what they were hoping their future would look like and this child who is now in college but then there's that whole issue about how he apparently lied multiple times about his contact with ebola patients trying to leave liberia and you talked to several of those family members in that piece. what did they tell you about that? >> they obviously feel that he did not lie. they feel that he did not know what his condition was when he got on the plane. i think we ought to be cautious about that. i don't know that we actually know what he knew and what he didn't know. certainly it would seem given the context over there you would think it would be natural that he would either know or at least suspect that the woman that he was helping to care for who died on the day that they took her to the hospital and then back home when she was rejected by the
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hospital, it would seem that he would know or suspect at least that she might have had ebola. we can't say for sure that's the case. and so it's hard to know exactly what his culpability was when he answered the form at the airport when asked if he had been around anyone with ebola and same thing when he got to the hospital here and was asked if he had exposure to anyone that had been ill. >> let's flash forward to where you are in dallas. he goes to this apartment. those who took care of him, this girlfriend, louise, sounds like her daughter and everything he had touched. he had been quite violently ill as you detail down to mattresses and towels and sheets. he was all over. >> louise's daughter called 911 and summoned the ambulance that sunday morning and said that he told her that he been to the
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bathroom seven times that night and so obviously he was not well. he was strong enough to get down the stairs of the apartment and into the ambulance. that's a second-floor apartment. he did not seem to her very well and obviously didn't have a lot of energy. it was all he could do to get downstairs. the amazing thing obviously is that these folks stayed in that apartment for five days after it was clear that it had been contaminated. >> as health officials are waiting to see and here's hoping they see nothing as far as symptoms they could be showing, my question for you is zmapp. this experimental drug in scarce supply that may have saved other americans lives. we know that louise talked to anderson cooper saying she had gotten upset that mr. duncan had yet to receive zmapp though we confirmed through a federal official he's receiving some
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kind of experiment aal treatmen. have you talked to the family about that? what can you share about that? >> i have not spoken to the family about it. the one thing i can say is that dr. frieden, the director of the cdc, said yesterday that in fact there are no doses of zmapp available. i don't know why that is. the manufacturing process is difficult and long but the doses just don't exist for him. >> folks are trying to chip in talking to someone from the bill and melinda gates foundation they have given 50 million hoping they'll be able to produce these vaccines soon. kevin, thank you so much for your time. i truly appreciate it. if you are sitting there watching all of our coverage here on cnn about these patients and infection and ebola, you can help. go to our impact your world site at and you'll find multiple organizations cnn vetted that are helping fight
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this deadly disease and how you can help. coming up next here on cnn, there's new evidence in that pennsylvania hunt for a man accused of killing a state trooper and wounding another. we're now learning about this note allegedly written by eric frein himself. find out what police say he wrote in this note next. also ahead, vice president joe biden apologizing to turkey and the uae after comments he made suggested the middle eastern allies may be partly to blame for strengthening of isis but what was the vice president saying? was it true? we'll discuss. stay here. at t-mobile get four lines for just a hundred bucks
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a possible break in the hunt for a man wanted in the shooting of two pennsylvania state troopers. this note that investigators found in the woods may have been written by fugitive eric frein. looks like a possible confession. the 31 year old is wanted in the deadly ambush out of the state police barrack in the pocono mountains. let's begin with the note. what's in the note? >> reporter: there's such a high level of detail in this note. it's a handwritten letter. that's why sources believe it was written by the suspect.
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it talks about everything from shooting of the two state pennsylvania police officers -- >> saying i did it? >> they're reading it as a confession. this outlines details of that shooting suggesting someone with intimate knowledge so this letter confesses the crime and talks about how he managed to escape stashing different items in the woods and how he's managed to hide out in those woods and evade police officers because we've been talking for weeks now about the fact that there are hundreds of officers in those woods surrounding him. >> they keep spotting him. where is he? >> that's the question. they haven't changed the search area. they've told us for three weeks now that they are confident that frein is in this area and that it's a small wooded search area. why can't they close in on him given that there are so many reported sightings of the suspect? they tell us a couple factors are involved here. one, the abundance of caution. you have to make really certain in a case like this that you are looking at a suspect and not a law enforcement colleague when you close in on someone and they
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talk about terrain and woods. just yesterday there was a reported sighting and had canines tracking the suspect for some 200 yards and they got to a creek and lost the scent in the water. unbelievable to people watching but law enforcement officers have been out there using the full extent of their resources. >> we know they have. hopefully soon we'll hear them say they got him. thank you so much. i appreciate it. just ahead, vice president joe biden causing a stir with an off the cuff remark about countries the u.s. needs to help fight isis. he's apologizing but is the vice president right and accurate and just telling the hard truth? we'll discuss that. a female isis fighter defects and talks to cnn about what she saw from the inside. don't miss that. sea captain: there's a narratorstorm cominhe storm narrator: that whipped through the turbine which poured... surplus energy into the plant
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i have a great relationship. saudis. et cetera. what were they doing? they were so determined to take down assad and have a proxy sunni shia war what did they do? they poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against assad. except that the people who were being supplied were al qaeda and the extremists elements of jihadies coming from other parts of the world. >> so in the wake of that, turkey and the united arab emirates took exception to the vice president's implication that they've been aiding these isis terrorists. turkish president said biden would be history to me if he did not apologize so vice president called leaders as i said in both countries to say that he never meant to imply they were
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intentionally backing these terror groups. for some perspective, let me bring in nick paton walsh who joins me now. listen, the man is known for speaking out. maybe it's not always on items that are so incredibly sensitive diplomatically, yes, maybe he was out of line but was his real crime saying something that is true but in a public forum? >> reporter: we don't take much stock in those he offended to imply they were directly supporting those groups. we saw ourselves in november last year how turkey was not turning a blind eye but almost blissfully ignorant and later fighters became isis that we see now and it's been clear for a year at least that saudi arabia,
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qatar and united arab emirates have in different ways been pouring large amounts of cash into the syrian rebel movement. of course, you can't tell where that money is going to go and often the more extremists and more organized groups get their hands upon it. that's what he's alluding to. what a diplomatic disaster. it's impossible to count the number of air miles john kerry racked up trying to get these different sunni arab countries onboard with the international coalition. the question is how can joe biden blow that in one sentence. brooke? >> so we call it a diplomatic disaster. many people wondering how and when will turkey become involved in this coalition militarily. how might what he said derail those efforts? >> reporter: well, i mean, the turkey president said that joe biden is history. turkey isn't playing america's game. they have their own specific interests. it's on their doorstep.
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it's been their problem for three years now and they're much more attuned to it than we could be and united states could be and pursuing their own interests when they need to intervene and isis is no longer necessarily something they could allow to grow and to potentially assist them pushing kurdish groups back but active inside syria and turkey's problem than isis thus far and then they will intervene. they have tanks there. they are a member of nato. i think they feel relatively secure at that stage but bear in mind they are also now waking up day by day to more of those black and white isis flags visible from their border. we saw them ourselves nine months ago and it must be causing a lot of sleepless nights. >> more and more black flags and refugees seeking asiyluasylum. just ahead from school teacher to isis terror fighter, this
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died recently. updates when we get them there on this spanish nurse. while ebola is taking most
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of the headlines here, there are doctors that believe another virus is a bigger threat in the united states. it's called enterovirus d68 a strain of a common virus that's become a killer this year. 4-year-old eli waller went to bed the night of september 24th no symptoms. he died before the morning. he is the first confirmed victim of the virus which has infected 538 people in 43 different states. this is according to centers for disease control. let me read part of this statement that was released by little eli's father. "eli cared deeply for his sisters, aunts and uncles, grandparents and his mom and dad. my wife and i cannot thank you all enough for the roles you played in eli's life. while our hearts break at his passing, our hearts overflow with overwhelming gratitude. we want everyone to know how grateful we are for such an outpouring of love and support.
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not only during eli's life but also after his passing. this is an incredible community in which we live and we don't know what to say to you all other than thank you from the bottoms of our hearts." kelly is the mayor of hamilton township in new jersey where the wallers live. mrs. mayor, welcome. >> thank you, brooke. thank you for having me. >> first just hearing the father's words, i don't know how much contact you've had with eli's parents. how are they holding up? everything i read indicates he didn't show any of the normal symptoms for this. >> that is correct. eli when his mother put him into bed. he's one of a triplet. she gave him a kiss good night. woke up the next morning and unfortunately eli had passed. i have to tell you, brooke, this family particularly the mother and father, are so strong and naturally they're concerned about the two daughters who are
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showing no symptoms and they're ready to get back and resume their normal activities and getting back in their routines because they said to me, mayor, unfortunately we can't get eli back. and now they moved past the point where they need to get the girls back into their routine and get their live its into a routine and this family has been so overwhelmed by the amount of support and outpouring of love from the family and they really wanted to relay that. they have a large extended family that will help them get through this. i told them as mayor, the entire hamilton community will help you get through it. we also want to make sure that the rest of the community is doing what we all need to do to make sure our children are safe. >> he was a triplet. they have these two other little girls. and, mayor, the fact that talking about other children in your community, he had pink eye.
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he stayed home from school for one day. do you all have any idea how many other kids he could have come in contact with before then? >> i think when we look at it from the school perspective, brooke, we will never know how eli contracted this virus and everyone -- there was a presumption because information wasn't clear. there was some misstatements in the media that kind of intimated it was contracted at the school. unfortunately we can never confirm that. eli as you know played sports. so we will never know. what we have to do from this point on is continually message. it's a virus. there isn't a vaccine that can prevent this. what we can do now is do policies within the school district such as washing your hands and coughing into your elbow and making sure you're cleaning your surfaces and for
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example one mother came up to me and said, mayor, i clean my house. we understand that. i said you should continue to do that but what happens when you go out of the home? when you go to the grocery store? or when you go to the movies, when you go to sporting events, you're all sitting -- you may sit in a chair but it's all about washing your hands. and the misconception that's out there is people say we have hand sanitizer. hand sanitizer does not help with this kind of virus. so it's important to make sure you wash your hands. >> the good old fashioned hand washing. we hear that from dr. gupta all the time. >> a lot of individuals when they ask me, mayor, all right, if we clean our house and we do this within our homes, are we safe? and i try to tell them with any virus, you can get it walking through the mall. you can get it watching your children play sports.
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it's everywhere. there's over 100 strains of enterovirus and the flu. only way you can prevent getting the flu is consistently washing your hands and sneezing into your elbow. >> we're trying to get more information on this. it's just so tragic that this little boy goes to bed and doesn't wake up. our hearts and thoughts please thinking about the family there where you are. thank you so much. hopefully we'll get more information and hopefully they can find something to help these young people. appreciate it. coming up next, confessions from an isis detectfecdefector. this 25-year-old woman takes up arms with the terror group isis and now she's trying to get out. what drew her to isis and how she says the group has now gone too far. that's next.
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confessions from an isis detector but this perspective is new because this detector is a young woman. she was sent from being a school teacher to becoming a member of a brigade and just to warn you what you're about to see, images are graphic and could be disturbing for some of you. >> reporter: beneath the veil is a young heart shaped face. eyes filled with guilt and turmoil under perfectly sculpted brows.
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>> translator: at the start i was happy. i was carrying a gun. it was new. i had authority. i didn't think i was frightening people but then i started asking myself where am i? where am i going? >> reporter: the 25 year old is a former elementary school teacher turned member of the feared female isis brigade. >> translator: we parole the streets. if we saw a woman not wearing the proper clothing, we would grab her. sometimes they would be lashed. >> reporter: she speaks of the start of the syrian revolution and elation of being a part of something great. but then came the violence. displacing her family multiple times. >> translator: everything around us was chaos. free syrian army, regime, barrel bombs, strikes, wounded, clinics, blood. you want to tear yourself away to find something to run to. my problem was i ran away to
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something uglier. i ran away to people this tunisian who lured me into the islamic state. >> reporter: they met online when curiosity drew her to isis pages. she convinced her family to move. her cousin was already married to an isis fighter and a member of the brigade. >> translator: she took me to the brigade headquarters in a hotel. she introduced me to the commander. she had a very strong personality. her features were very sharp. she gave you the sense that she was a leader, not an ordinary woman. >> reporter: a syrian is in charge of carrying out the lashings. >> translator: she's female but not a normal female.
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she's huge. she has an ak, a pistol, a whip, a dagger. >> reporter: in the same building as the brigade headquarters is an office specializing in arranged marriages for the foreign fighters and in many cases, forced marriages. >> translator: foreigners are very brutal with women even ones they marry. there were cases where the wife had to be taken to the emergency ward because of the violence. the sexual violence. >> reporter: burned into her mind this horrific image she saw online of a cruise side teenager accused of rape. it's not the only side plaguing her dreams. >> reporter: the worst thing i saw was a man getting his head hacked off right in front of me. >> reporter: then she found her husband. >> translator: i said enough. after everything i had already seen and all of the times i had stayed silent telling myself
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we're at war and when it's over it will be rectified. but after this, i decided no. i have to leave. >> reporter: this is the first time she tells anyone her story. she escaped just before the u.s. led coalition air strikes began. her family also fled but are still in syria. she desperately wants to be her old self. >> translator: a girl who's happy and loves life and laughter. i want to be like that again. >> thank you very much. let me remind you coming up on cnn tonight, the battle lines on two fronts both ebola and isis. can america handle both? tune in for a special cnn tonight 10:00 eastern with don lemon. do not miss it. coming up here, much more on our breaking news about this american teenager just arrested at chicago's o'hare airport. the fbi says he was headed to turkey to join isis.
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here we are just about top of the hour. i'm brooke baldwin. watching cnn. breaking news out of chicago. getting new details about this 19-year-old american who has been arrested and accused of planning to fly overseas to join isis. his name is mohammed hamzah khan. you see this picture behind me. this is his sketch that we got because it was federal court. his first appearance in federal court this morning. authorities moved in and arrested him saturday night after he crossed through security at chicago's o'hare airport. we've got some new information for you. let me go straight to washington to our justice correspondent evan perez with these new details on this case. now here he is, ted rowlands, outside this home in the chicago suburbs. evan, to you first. can you just -- how did authorities even know to go
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after him? >> reporter: the fbi isn't saying in the affidavit they filed in court today. we do know they do a lot of ef s extensive monitoring of websites where people talk about travel to syria or support for isis and other groups that are over there fighting and so it does appear that they were onto him well before he decided to buy this plane ticket. $4,000 plane ticket. he decided to show up at o'hare airport to fly first to vienna and then to istanbul. he had a detailed plan according to the fbi. while he was at the airport, they searched his parents' home and found documents, handwritten documents, including his plan to go from istanbul from bus down to the south on the border near the border with syria. this is aou