British police launch appeal to find 'Syria-bound' schoolgirls

February 20, 2015 9:17 PM

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LONDON (Reuters) - British police launched an appeal on Friday to trace three London schoolgirls who are believed to be making their way to Syria, having flown to Turkey earlier this week.

The three friends, two aged 15 and one 16, left their east London homes on Tuesday and traveled to Gatwick airport where they caught a Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul without telling their families.

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