ISIS Girls: U.K. Police Defend Actions Over Teens Who Flew to Syria

March 7, 2015 5:38 PM

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LONDON — British police on Saturday denied accusations that they had failed to pass on crucial information that could have allowed families to stop three teenage girls from traveling to Syria to join ISIS militants.

Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, both 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, who all attended the same London school, were reported missing on Feb. 17. They flew to Turkey that day and police believe they subsequently made their way to Syria.

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