British Schoolgirls Skip to Join ISIS
(London, England) Here is an example of a continuing problem in several countries, including the United States.
Three missing schoolgirls who left Britain to join Islamic State have crossed into Syria and are believed to be staying at a house in al Raqqa, Sky sources say.The girls' families alerted the police.
Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Amira Abase, 15, boarded a flight from Gatwick Airport bound for Istanbul last month.
Authorities feared the teenagers, who attended Bethnal Green Academy in east London, were seeking to join the Islamist militants.
Sky's Stuart Ramsay said: "We're being told tonight that they've crossed into Syria through a crossing... which is not too far from Kilis.
"They're now apparently in a house that is owned or controlled - or at least hosted by - a British girl who had been in contact with them through the internet, and had brought them through Turkey and into Syria.
"We are told by... good sources within the city of al Raqqa that they are there, that they are safe.
"That is where they are staying - with this British girl who is hosting them.
"There's been a lot of discussion about where they are, (and) how they got there. But we are told they are now inside Syria, they are inside al Raqqa, and they are under the control of Islamic State."