The French government has released a shock video campaign in the hope of dissuading young French nationals from heading to the Middle East to fight with Islamic jihadists, by telling them "you'll find hell on earth and you'll die alone, far from home".
The video attempts to show French viewers the difference between what they're told about heading to Syria and Iraq and the reality of they can expect over there.
The video begins with a skim through popular Jihad groups on social media site Facebook, followed by an anonymous and friendly invitation to join the action. "The truth is out there and now is the time to go... if you want more info just give me your number...".
What follows are a series of comparisons between "What they tell you" and "the reality", often combined with extremely graphic images. Full story...