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What Are 'Jihad Pills'?

ISIS fighters take the drug before going to war, but it’s most popular in Saudi Arabia.
Greek authorities present confiscated guns, money and Captagon pills after near Elefsina, Greece on March 6. Captagon, an amphetamine-based substance, was once prescribed to treat ADHD.
Captagon pills

In the past three months, investigators across Europe have intercepted thousands of Captagon pills, an amphetamine-based drug popular with the Islamic State militant group. Nicknamed “the jihadists’ drug,” Captagon keeps users awake for long periods of time, dulls pain and creates a sense of euphoria. According to one former militant who spoke to CNN in 2014, ISIS “gave us drugs, hallucinogenic pills

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