Interpol Looking for 2 Austrian teen jihadists in Syria

Interpol Looking for 2 Austrian teen jihadists in Syria


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Authorities in Austria believe that two teenage girls who vanished from their homes in Vienna on April 10 may have been tricked into going to Syria to fight for the Wahhabi rebels.

The first hints of where Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, went were a number of social media posts claiming the girls had gone to fight a “holy war”.

The girl’s parents told the Dnevni Avaz (Daily Voice), a newspaper in Bosnia and Herzegovina, that the pair had left behind letters in which they said they were going to Syria to fight for religious extremism.

New photos on their Facebook pages show them holding Kalashnikov automatic rifles, and in some cases they are surrounded by armed men. In their latest post, they said they were going to get married so they could become “holy warriors,” according to the Daily Mail.

Austrian officials believe the girls are in a training camp and are already married and living in the homes of their new husbands.

It is believed the girls arrived in Adana, Turkey on Thursday, which is about 100 km from the Syrian border, according to the Dnevni Avaz. The parents of the girls say they don’t believe the Facebook messages are being written by their daughters, but admitted they had recently started going to a local mosque run by a radical Imam, Ebu Tejma.

The girls come from Bosnia refugee families who settled in Austria after the war in the 1990s, but both were born in Austria.

Source: FARS