29 Feb Isis’ British brides: that which we realize about girls and females nevertheless in Syria following the loss of Kadiza Sultana
Sultana ended up being killed by an atmosphere hit in Raqqa in might, where she was indeed hopeless to flee
Following the loss of a uk teenager in Syria, mystery surrounds the whereabouts of dozens of ladies and girls who possess accompanied the alleged Islamic State.
Kadiza Sultana’s family members had been told she ended up being killed in A russian atmosphere attack in might nevertheless the two buddies she travelled to Raqqa with are apparently alive.
The trio, from Bethnal Green in eastern London, are among at the very least 56 women and girls whom travelled through the British to participate Isis in Syria this past year.
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These people were the main topic of a worldwide authorities procedure as their families made emotional appeals for the girls to come back house.
Nevertheless the names of numerous other people stay unknown and their own families face increasing problems contact that is maintaining military operations contrary to the terrorist team intensify.
Kadiza Sultana, Amira Abase and Shamima Begum
The 3 friends, aged 15 and 16 in addition to right time, fled to Syria via Turkey after vanishing through the Easter holiday breaks in 2015.
The schoolgirls, who went to Bethnal Green Academy, are thought to have already been radicalised online and encouraged to participate Isis. That they had been questioned by authorities in 2014 after another girl from the school travelled to Syria but were not found to be at risk december.
Kadiza’s household stated she became disillusioned after her arrival in Raqqa as well as the loss of her spouse, A isis fighter that is american of lineage. Her parents had been told she had been killed in an air that is russian in the town in might.
Tasnime Akunjee, whom represents all three families, told The Independent that Amira and Shamima had additionally hitched jihadists but that Amira’s spouse had additionally died. The 2 girls are recognized to be alive but Mr Akunjee wouldn’t normally reveal any details that are further their safety.
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The 21-year-old travelled to Syria from her home in Glasgow in November 2013 and it has since become respected for distributing Isis propaganda on line.
The university that is former had been understood on her web log and social networking reports underneath the name Umm Layth – that has because been eliminated – where she praised terror assaults in Tunisia and France.
She usually called for any other young Uk females to journey to the Islamic that is so-called State ended up being suspected of assisting the Bethnal Green trio reach Syria.
Mahmood married an Isis fighter and apparently rose up the group’s ranks to be a respected figure in the al-Khansaa brigade, the feared all-female force tasked with enforcing the group’s interpretation of Sharia legislation with ladies and kiddies.
Punishments have actually included arrests and beatings for women going outside without having a chaperone that is male lashes for putting on form-fitting abayas and floggings for “not being meek enough”.
In September 2015, she and Sally-Anne Jones (below) were placed under sanctions subjecting them to an international asset freeze and travel ban so as to avoid further radicalisation.
Grace “Khadijah” Dare
The 24-year-old ended up being among the first women that are british travel down to Syria, making in 2012 to become listed on the jihadist cause along with her infant son Isa.
Dare, who was simply raised in south London as being a Christian but changed into Islam inside her teenagers, went to similar mosque given that guys whom murdered Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich. She fled London for Syria in 2012 and resurfaced the following year in a Channel 4 documentary on Uk ladies joining the “jihad”.
Providing her title as Maryam, she ended up being filmed alongside her husband that is swedish militant referred to as Abu Bakr that has since been killed.
The couple had been reportedly anticipating their very first son or daughter, while Isa ended up being regarded as a toddler, and Dare vowed to keep in Syria to improve her young ones.
She became respected on Twitter underneath the title of Muhajirah fi Sham, which means “immigrant in Syria”, where she celebrated the beheading of James Foley and vowed become “da first British woman 2 kill a UK or United States terorrist!(sic)”.
She also gloried in gruesome Isis public executions and called for British Muslims to go to Syria, in addition to posing images of Isa with weapons.
In February her son, now aged around four, had been showcased in a propaganda video clip combat that is wearing and an Isis headband. “We will destroy the kuffars (infidels) over there,” he had been shown saying, before showing up to blow up a motor vehicle containing three Syrian prisoners.
Also referred to as Umm Hussain al-Britani, the 47-year-old has released duplicated terror threats against the UK, US and European countries and required supporters to undertake assaults.
She had been hitched to Junaid Hussain, the Isis hacker who had been killed in a drone attack this past year.
In a Twitter post she reported she ended up being “proud my husband ended up being killed because of the biggest enemy of Allah, may Allah be satisfied with him”.
A Muslim convert from Kent, Jones is yet another respected propagandist for Isis and it has published “kill listings” of targets and announced her wish to behead Christians online.
Before fleeing to Syria together with her 10-year-old son in 2013, she worked as a perfume saleswoman, formerly claiming advantages and playing electric guitar in a punk musical organization.
She actually is additionally on a drone target list drafted by the United States and Britain.
The Dawood siblings
Khadija, 30, Zohra, 33, and Sugra, 34, left Bradford summer that is last their nine kiddies to become listed on Isis.
After creating a pilgrimage to Medina in Saudi Arabia they boarded a trip to Istanbul and crossed into Syria rather than using their scheduled journey house.
The siblings had been reported become joining their cousin Ahmed Dawood, who was simply fighting with Isis for longer than a 12 months if they left.
They certainly were avoided from travelling out from the British months early in the day after being questioned and stopped wanting to board a trip from Manchester to Jeddah in March 2015.
Their five girls and four males had been aged between three and 15 if they left.