Almost 20 teenage girls fled Britain to join terror group in Syria in 2014
SEE ALSO :Nairobi: A walking cityIt is feared Kadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase fled in a bid to become 'jihadi brides' for ISIS terrorists. New CCTV footage emerged today which appears to show the trio waiting at a bus station in the Turkish capital Istanbul before they crossed the border into Syria. The three “bright, straight-A students” from Bethnal Green Academy and were able to fly unchecked to Istanbul. The schoolgirls may have now joined the other 400 British females – many also as young as 15 – already feared to have joined the Islamic militants, either as frontline fighters or as brides for the jihadis. Questions have been raised as to whether airlines should do more to prevent young women flying out to Syria.
SEE ALSO :Major road plan fails despite Sh30b loanMs Ball said: "The more everybody involved understands this problem and can be alerted and be vigilant and look out for people, the better. " "There are police powers, there's a new police power to remove someone's passport if we're concerned they might be traveling for terrorist purposes. We've used that already. "But mostly, this is about the vigilance of everybody who is working in the industry."