- Experts are tracking more than 100 women who have left the West to join ISIS through posts on online platforms
- Institute of Strategic Dialogue's research has cast light on who the women are, and why they moved to Iraq and Syria
- Women are not simply "jihadi brides," and their motivations for joining ISIS are varied
London (CNN)"I made my little steps ... I was trembling. Nervous. Scared..." Shams' breathless prose reads like a trashy romance novel, as she describes every tiny detail of her first meeting with her husband-to-be.