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Jihadi Brides: Three British schoolgirls fly to join ISIS

Scotland Yard has made an appeal for information about three missing teenage schoolgirls who possibly are making their way to ISIS-hit Syria.According to police, Shamima Begum (15), travelling under the changed name -- Aklima Begum,

India TV News Desk [ Updated: February 21, 2015 15:02 IST ]
jihadi brides three british schoolgirls fly to join isis
jihadi brides three british schoolgirls fly to join isis

Scotland Yard has made an appeal for information about three missing teenage schoolgirls who possibly are making their way to ISIS-hit Syria.

According to police, Shamima Begum (15), travelling under the changed name -- Aklima Begum, Kadiza Sultana (16) and one more 15-year-old girl are missing since Tuesday morning and probably heading towards Syria.

Police said that all three girls left their homes at 8 am on Tuesday and met at Gatwick Airport, where they boarded a Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul.

Reports also suggested that they are travelling to Syria to marry jihadi fighters. But police hope heavy snowfall may have prevented them from travelling all the way.

The three girls were student of the Bethnal Green Academy school and were described as ‘straight-A students'.

Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) commander Richard Walton said, "We are extremely concerned for the safety of these young girls and would urge anyone with information to come forward and speak to police. Our priority is the safe return of these girls to their families.”

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police urgently appealed for information about the missing girls.

It is also believed that the trio were lured to Syria via social media by a school friend who is already there.

Walton said that they are reaching out to the girls using the Turkish media and social media in the hope that the trio would hear the messages and return safe.

Shamina is described as 5''7" tall, and wearing black thick rimmed glasses, a black hijab, light brown and black leopard print scarf, dark red jumper, black trousers and jacket.

Kadiza is described as 5'6" tall, of slim build and wearing black rimmed glasses, a long black jacket with a hood, grey striped scarf, grey jumper, dark red trousers, carrying a black holdall.

The third missing girl is described as 5'6" tall, of slim build, wearing black thick rimmed glasses, black head scarf, long dark green jacket with fur lined hood, light yellow long sleeved top, black trousers, white trainers carrying a black Nike holdall.

The Scotland Yard is also facing questions over how the teenage girls were able to board a flight without having no parent or guardian with them.

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