Obvious ”mailbox” twins.
Teenage twin sisters from Manchester crept out of their bedrooms in the middle of the night and flew to join ISIS in Syria
- 16-year-olds flew from Manchester International to Istanbul, Turkey
- Parents woke at 8am to find both missing, girls then contacted from Syria
- Family of 11 children ‘moved from Somalia to Britain 10 years ago’
- Girls are believed to have followed their brother who is an ISIS fighter
- Counter terrorism teams are working to trace the girls and bring them back
Twin sisters aged 16 may have travelled to Syria to become jihadi brides, it is claimed.
The British citizens crept away from their home in the middle of the night and boarded a flight to Turkey.
The girls’ distraught parents raised the alarm after finding their beds empty when they went to wake them for college.
Police discovered their passports and belongings missing and established that they had flown to Istanbul. They alerted counter-terrorism colleagues when the ‘extremely religious’ pair contacted relatives to say they were in Syria.
Officers are investigating how the girls paid for the trip – amid fears that it was bankrolled by jihadi fighters in the Middle East who want them as their wives.
It is thought the sisters, who have nine siblings, travelled to Syria after an elder brother went there to fight for Al Qaeda-inspired militants ISIS.
Mohammed Shafiq, the head of Muslim group the Ramadhan Foundation, said their ‘moderate’ parents were shocked.
He added: ‘I’ve spoken to the mosque where the family worship and others in the community where they live and people are saying they are a decent family. We know they have gone to follow their brother, but they are putting themselves in danger and I’m sure that the moment they arrive in such a savage country they will regret it.’
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