Three UK teens detained in Istanbul trying to join Islamic State

March 15, 2015 2:21 PM

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Three male British teenagers planning to join Islamic State militants in Syria have been detained in the Turkish city of Istanbul, Turkish and British officials said on Sunday.

The three, who have not been named, were detained on Friday, Turkish sources told Reuters, after a tip-off from British authorities that two of them were traveling to Turkey via Spain.

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