Come home, families beg Syria-bound UK schoolgirls

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – The families of two British schoolgirls among a trio feared to be travelling to join the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria issued emotional appeals for them to come home Saturday.

Close friends Kadiza Sultana, 17, Shamima Begum, 15, and a third 15-year-old who is not being named at her family’s request left their east London homes Tuesday and flew to Istanbul.

Turkey is a key entry point for those seeking to travel to Syria.

Sultana’s family said they were feeling “completely distressed” at her departure in a statement issued by police.

“We all love you dearly and the last four days have been a complete nightmare,” they added.Read More….–families-beg-Syria-bound-UK-schoolgirls

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