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Austrian teen who joined jihadist in Syria could have been killed

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Last Updated: Jan 18, 2016

Austrian teenage girl who joined jihadists in Syria may have been killed, a report says. The girl is one of the two girls who fled their home country to join jihadists in Syria. They were from Vienna the capital of Austria.

Source: EuroPics [CEN]

They are said to have fled from their home in April to join the terror group in Syria. The two are Sabina Selimovic and Samra Kesinovic, they are 15 and 16 years old respectively.

According to authorities, the girls started posting disturbing images of themselves online after their disappearance.

Some of the pictures show them carrying Kalashnikov rifles while standing beside terrorists and donning burkas.

The Austria Interior Ministry said they have information that one of the girls has already been killed but it has not confirmed officially. Authorities fear that the girls were being used to recruit other girls to join the jihadists.


A spokesman for the Ministry, Alexander Marakovits said they received intelligence that one of the girls might have been killed during the ongoing fighting in the region. But he said the government officials have not yet confirmed the claim and they are also not sure which of the two girls might have been killed.

“We also have this information and have checked it, but cannot say with absolute certainty that it is true. But the parents have been informed their daughter could be dead,” Marakovits said.

Sabina Selimovic and Samra Kesinovic’s families are refugees from Bosnia refugee who settled in Austria after the war in Bosnian that took place in the 90’s. They were both born in Austria and authorities are now investigating how they were persuaded to run away from Austria to Syria.

According to Daily Express reports, almost 130 people from Austria and believed to be fighting with the Islamic terrorists.


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