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    UN Security Council revealed new information about the two teenage girls who left Vienna to join the Islamic State in Syria, stating that one of them is dead, while other is missing.

    MOSCOW, December 18 (Sputnik) – Samra Kesinovic was just 16 when she and her friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, ran away from their parents in Vienna to Syria in April. They are believed to have left a note for their families, which said: "Don't look for us. We will serve Allah and we will die for him,” reports The Express.

    Pictures apparently of the two girls were later posted online showing them holding Kalashnikov rifles and they were labeled as IS poster girls.

    However, a high-ranking United Nations (UN) anti-terror expert has claimed one of the girls has since been killed while the other is missing.

    David Scharia, from the UN Security Council, said: "We received information just recently about two 15- year-old girls, of Bosnian origin, who left Austria, where they had been living in recent years; and everyone, the families and the intelligence services of the two countries, is looking for them. "Both were recruited by Islamic State. One was killed in the fighting in Syria, the other has disappeared."

    Back in September the girls got in touch with their parents and expressed their want to come back home. At that time both the girls were said to be pregnant after marrying Chechen fighters soon after their arrival to Syria, reports The Express.

    The pair was recruited after becoming radicalized through a cell led by unemployed Ebu Tejma, 33, in Vienna. When police raided his flat they found it stuffed with jewelry, cash and savings books worth a fortune.

    Tejma is alleged to have been involved in the radicalization of a further 166 youngsters in Austria.

    The Islamic State have been increasingly recruiting women and using them in the fighting, due to their belief that anybody killed by a girl will never find their way to heaven. 


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