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UK sisters feared headed for Syria conflict with their 9 children

Latest Update: June 16, 2015 | 113 Views

LONDON: Three British sisters are feared to have gone to Syria with their nine children, one as young as three, to join their brother fighting there.

The family, from Bradford, disappeared after first going to Saudi Arabia on an Islamic pilgrimage but are believed to have then flown to Turkey and have not been heard of in a week.

Their distraught husbands fear the childrens’ lives are now in danger.

Police also faced questions after reports the sisters were under watch prior to vanishing.
It came as police chiefs and senior politicians warned how easy people are being fooled by Isil propaganda and lured to the war torn country.

It is feared “charismatic recruiters” are “brainwashing” people online as community leaders urged parents and the public to help root out the groomers.

In the most alarming case to date, siblings Khadija Dawood, 30, Sugra Dawood, 34, and Zohra Dawood, 33, are believed to have followed their brother to Syria.

The extended family went to Saudi Arabia on May 28 for a pilgrimage.

They were due to return to the UK on June 11 but it is believed they, instead, boarded a flight on June 9 from Madina to Istanbul in Turkey, which is a well trodden destination to get in to Syria.

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