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British schoolgirl in Syria feared killed

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>> One of three British school girls who fled to Syria in 2015 to join Islamic State has died. 17 year old Kadiza Sultana killed in a Russian airstrike in Raqqa, Islamic State's stronghold in the country. Her family found out a few weeks ago according to their lawyer Tasnime Akunjee.
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>> One would hope that the only benefit out of this is as a tombstone and a testament to others. These are the risks actually involved in going to a war zone.>> The teenage girls were friends from the school they attended in London and are believed to have been radicalized online by extremists.
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They were captured on CCTV preparing to cross the Syrian border in February last year, flying fist to Istanbul from Gatwick Airport. Reuters UK Senior Correspondent, Mike Holden, says her family received calls from her.>> She'd been in touch with her family, her sister, in which she apparently discussed coming back to Britain.
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She had become disillusioned with life in the Islamic State. She said that the man that she had married had been killed. And she wanted to come home, but she was scared that if she tried to flee and was captured that she would face retribution. Fewer people are now being attracted to go out there.
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And stories such as this is likely to have made people think twice about whether the life that they believe they would live in Syria is quite how it's portrayed online. And may make them think twice.>> But Khadiza didn't travel alone. Reports suggests one of the girls was also married.
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Her fate and that of the third girl are unknown.