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Newspaper sting stops teen from traveling to Syria

22 May 2015, 17:36

London - A newspaper sting has prevented a 16-year-old girl from travelling to Syria to become a jihadi bride.

Britain's Daily Mail reported on Friday that the girl had been planning to travel to Syria via Turkey and Switzerland after completing her exams.

The paper says a reporter posed as a teen wishing to travel with the 16-year-old. The girl's older sister reportedly left Britain earlier and allegedly is a recruiter for the so-called Islamic State group.

Police have been stepping up efforts to stop the flow of radicalised young Britons to the Middle East. Detectives have been criticized for failing to prevent three 15 and 16-year-old London girls from making the journey this year.

- AP

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