Teen girls in Western Europe—and some in the United States—have been trying to join Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria in increasing numbers as ISIS gains control over the region. Today, two Austrian girls, ages 14 and 15, were returned to their parents by authorities after attempting to travel to the Middle East.
According to the Associated Press, the two girls were trying to convince a third to come with them, but her mom intervened. Austrian ministry officials would not say what the girls planned to do in Syria or Iraq specifically, but the girls wouldn't be the first to try to join ISIS—at least 160 Austrians have become Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria so far. ISIS has reportedly recruited hundreds of jihadis each from France, England, and Germany.
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