Three Saudi sisters with children trying to join ISIS in Syria detained in Lebanon
Three Saudi Arabian sisters traveling with seven children were detained in Lebanon on their way to Syria for the intention to join ISIS, according to local media. Three Saudi Arabian sisters traveling with seven children were detained in Lebanon on their way to Syria, allegedly to join the ISIS terrorist group, local media reported Friday, citing the security spokesperson of the Saudi Interior Ministry.
Following a report from a citizen stating that his wife and her three children, accompanied by two of her sisters and four of their children, left Saudi Arabia for Lebanon with the intention of traveling further to Syria to join ISIS, the group was intercepted by the local authorities on the strength of the Saudi tip and sent back to Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
There are reports that 46 Saudi women have joined Daesh since 2011.
The last time a Saudi woman was reported to have joined Daesh was in July 2015, according to a report published by Al-Hayat daily. The 40-year-old woman from Sajer, a small town on the suburbs of the Saudi capital, Riyadh, had traveled with her family to the holy city of Mecca before suddenly disappearing. She eventually sent a message to her mother, informing her that she was with Daesh in Syria.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The United Nations (UN)’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimates that over 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict.
Back in 2014, the UN said it would no more update its official death toll for Syria because it could not verify the figures that it received from various sources.
Source of news ABNA24