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This Mom Went to Syria and Rescued Her Daughter From ISIS

Ignoring her own safety, a Dutch mother traveled to Syria to rescue her teenage daughter from the brutal jihadist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

Identified only as Monique, the mother left her Dutch city of Maastricht to travel to Syria despite official warnings that it was too dangerous to do so.

Going via Turkey, Monique somehow got to the Syrian city of Raqqa which is the Islamic State’s proclaimed capital where Aicha, her 19-year-old daughter was located.

“She wanted to go home, but could not leave Raqqa without help,” said the mother reported the UK’s Telegraph.

As a convert to Islam, Aicha left Holland earlier this year with plans to marry a high profile jihadist, Omar Yilmaz until she had a change of mind last month.

Monique, dressed in a burqa to hide her identity and using Facebook as a means of communication, managed to meet her daughter in the Islamic State’s city. From there they fled together to Turkey where it’s believed they’re currently waiting to fly out to Holland.

Indeed, a mother’s love knows no bounds.

Despite the Islamic State’s brutal nature there are reports of women from the West joining their ranks, many of whom are from the U.S.


James Burke
What keeps the world ticking? James is always looking for the answer and the latest news from around the globe. When he's not behind his computer, he's basking in the Thailand sun, or dreaming of the southern hemisphere, where he grew up in rural Australia.

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