Tuesday, 7 April 2015

15 year old South African Girl Caught Trying to Join The ISIS

A 15-year-old South African girl was on Sunday was prevented from flying abroad the country with the aim to join the Islamic State jihadists (ISIS).

According to AFP, the girl was reported missing by her grandparents. On sunday morning when she disappeared from her "Cape Town" home. She was found on a British Airways flight bound for Johannesburg later that very day. The girl was reportedly heading for Turkey, where she was allegedly planning to fly and have a ccross of border into Syria.

“We can confirm that she was planning to leave the country with the intention of joining IS and had been actively engaged with social media networks,” State Security Minister David Mahlobo told their local daily, "The Star".

According to local reports, investigators found evidence in the girl’s room linking her to recruiters for IS, jihadists who have captured swathes of Syria and Iraq and who have attracted hundreds of foreign fighters.

“An investigation is under way as to how far this network goes, whether there is a cell in the country, and what the methods of recruiting and funding are,” Mahlobo told The Star. “We cannot allow South Africa to be used as a recruitment space.” The girl was released into the care of her family after being questioned.

The United Nations Security Council had warned South Africa in February against terror groups that may use the country as a base for their various dubious operations

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