Family of girl who fled to become ISIS bride at 16 beg her to return to Britain with her child

Mail Online | 2/17/2019 | Chris Dyer For Mailonline
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The family of a British schoolgirl who travelled to Syria aged 16 have begged her to return to the UK so her two-year-old daughter can be safe as ISIS makes its last stand.

Sumaiyyah Wakil became an ISIS bride aged 16 when she left her Hampshire home and travelled to Syria in August 2014.

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The teenager left her family a handwritten letter begging them not to alert the police to her journey.

Now aged 21 and with a two-year-old child, her family are desperate for her to return to Britain for the safety of her daughter.

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She travelled to the war-torn country to help those suffering during the fighting and expressed 'anger' about 'the state of the Islamic community', a court heard last month.

Flying on her own to Bulgaria, she then on to Turkey, using money stolen from a fund for her eldest sister's wedding.

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Within weeks of her arrival, she got married, had a miscarriage and became a widow, before marrying a second man who fathered her daughter, Zaynab.

Her brother, Salim Wakil, was found guilty of funding terrorism at the Old Bailey on last month, by wiring her £2,350.

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The court heard his sister wanted to die as a martyr as she made her way to ISIS-controlled areas.

Sumaiyyah left a series of Skype voice messages for relatives from Raqqa telling them how great life was and that she was not coming back.

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One of ten siblings of Bangladeshi origin, she even sent pictures of her daughter with a drip in her hand to her brother in May 2017 to try and persuade him to send more money.

Her messages sent via WhatsApp and encryption service, Telegram, also included photos of the River Euphrates, near where she was living in Syria.

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Sumaiyyah also told her other brother, Shamim, via text message she did...
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