London schoolgirl who fled UK to join ISIS killed by airstrike

London schoolgirl who fled to join Isis killed in air strike

A British schoolgirl who fled to Syria to join Islamic State is believed to have died after an air strike obliterated her house in Raqqa, claim reports.

Kadiza Sullana, 17, left her home in Bethnal Green in early 2015 to travel to the Middle East with two other teenage girls.

She is thought to have been killed in May when a Russian air strike struck her home in the terror group’s stronghold, ITV reports.

Her family said she had become disillusioned with life in Syria and they were hoping to get her across the border and into Turkey before she died.

It will be recalled, that Kadiza and two others, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, both then 15, were feared to have become so-called ‘jihadi brides’ when they fled UK.

The schoolgirls caught on camera at Gatwick airport to Turkey

The schoolgirls caught on camera at Gatwick airport to Turkey

ITV claimed the three are believed to have married fellow foreigners fighting for the terror group.

The teenager’s husband was an American national of Somali origin who died late last year.

Her sister, Halima Khanom, spoke to ITV News and the interview included phone recordings between the siblings.

In one recording she is thought to have said: ‘I don’t have a good feeling. I feel scared…

‘You know the borders are closed right now, so how am I going to get out?’

Her sister asked how confident she was of escaping and she replied: ‘Zero.’

All three girls were represented by lawyer Tasnime Akunjee, who told ITV News: ‘You would move heaven and earth to get any child back from a danger zone, and this family had done all they could and stretched every sinew to get their daughter, their sibling back home.

‘Perhaps the only benefit out of this is as a tombstone and a testimony for others of the risks of actually going to a warzone, to dissuade people from ever making that choice.’

The lawyer who represented the girls has said: ‘Leaving Isis (IS) is like trying to escape from Alcatraz, with a shoot-to-kill order added in.’

Halima said: ‘We were expecting this in a way. But at least we know she is in a better place.’


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