‘Spy held for aiding Syria girls’

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Published: Thursday 12th March 2015 by The News Editor

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A foreign spy has been detained on suspicion of helping three British schoolgirls travel to Syria to join Islamic State (IS), according to reports.

Turkish foreign minister Mehmet Cavusoglu has told reporters that the detained suspect works for the intelligence agency of a country that is part of the US-led coalition against IS.

Mr Cavusoglu did not identify the country but said it was not the United States or a member of the European Union.

Mr Cavusoglu, who was interviewed on Turkish channel A Haber TV, said he had shared the information with his British counterpart – Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-old Amira Abase flew from Gatwick to Istanbul on February 17 and are feared to have continued to Syria to become so-called ”jihadi brides” with IS militants.

Published: Thursday 12th March 2015 by The News Editor

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