Teenage Austrian 'jihadi brides' who joined ISIS to 'serve Allah' want to come back home

15-year-old Sabina Selimovic and 17-year-old Samra Kesinovic from Austria were considered to be poster girls for the dreaded militant group, the Islamic State or the ISIS.

Teenage Austrian 'jihadi brides' who joined ISIS to 'serve Allah' want to come back home

London: 15-year-old Sabina Selimovic and 17-year-old Samra Kesinovic from Austria were considered to be poster girls for the dreaded militant group, the Islamic State or the ISIS.

When they arrived in the Middle East, the girls were were shown on the social media by the ISIS to be having lots of fun.

According to a report in The Independent, the teenagers left Austria in April this year. Before leaving they had purportedly written a letter to their parents saying that they would 'serve Allah and die for him'.

The girls had also asked their parents not to look for them.

However, as per the report, the girls now want to come back. According to the Austrian government, they have been in contact with their families.

Sabina and Samra grew up in Vienna in Bosnian immigrant families.

They views are said to have become radical in recent years.

The report quoted an Austrian official telling a newspaper Oesterreich that the escaping the ISIS in Syria after such a long time would be very difficult.

The report also said that as per the Austrian media, it has been speculated that the girls had been married to Chechen fighters. Also, that they may be pregnant.

To add to their difficulties is the fact that Austrian laws bar those from returning who have joined a foreign war.

As per the report, experts feel that the accounts on social media regarding the girls may have been done as per what the ISIS had wanted so that other girls could see the posts and be encouraged to join the militant group.

It is believed that around 130 Austrian nationals may be fighting for the ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

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