British police ask for help tracking 3 schoolgirls headed for ISIS territory via Turkey

February 20, 2015 4:29 PM

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British police ask for help tracking 3 schoolgirls headed for ISIS territory via Turkey

LONDON -- British police appealed for help from the public Friday to find three east London school girls they believe are attempting to make their way to territory in Syria controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The Metropolitan Police said the three girls, Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and a third 15-year-old who was not named at the request of her family, left their homes Tuesday morning, giving excuses to their families, met up and traveled to Gatwick Airport, south of London, together.

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