The poster girls for jihad: Interpol searches for two Austrian teens ‘who went to Syria to fight for Islamic rebels’
Interpol is searching for two Austrian teenage girls who they believe have traveled to Syria to fight for Islamist rebels.
Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, vanished from their homes in Vienna on April 10.
But the first hint their parents received as to where the girls might have gone was a spate of social media posts claiming they had gone to fight a ‘holy war’.
Missing: Samra Kesinovic, left, and Sabinas Selimovic, right, have disappeared, leaving behind Facebook posts showing them in niqabs and wielding assault rifles
‘New life’: The girls later posted pictures on social media of themselves dressed in niqabs
New photos on their Facebook pages show them brandishing Kalashnikov rifles – and in some cases surrounded by armed men.
In the latest posting they announced plans to marry so that they could become ‘holy warriors’ and in the messages they say: ‘Death is our goal’.
Austrian officials believe that the pair, judging by the scenes around them, are in a training camp and are not only already married, but also already living in the homes of their new husbands.
In Vienna the family admitted that the two had recently started going to a local mosque run by a radical Imam, Ebu Tejma.
The girls’ fathers are reportedly already abroad looking for their daughters, who have not contacted their parents.