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Isis schoolgirl, 17, dies in Raqqa 'Russian' airstrike; UK& WORLD.

A British schoolgirl who joined Islamic State (IS) in Syria last year is believed to have died in Raqqa when a suspected Russian airstrike obliterated her house.

Kadiza Sultana, 17, who fled Bethnal Green in east London with two other girls in the 2015 Easter holidays, was living in the terror group's stronghold city, where she was killed in May, ITV reported last night.

Her family says she was disillusioned with life in Syria and they were hoping to get her across the border and into Turkey before she died.

Kadiza and two others, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, both then 15, were feared to have become socalled "jihadi brides" when they absconded.

The Bethnal Green trio are believed to have married fellow foreigners who were fighting for IS, ITV News said. Ms Sultana's husband was an American national of Somali origin who died late last year.

The girls were among more than 800 Britons believed to have left the UK to join IS or other militant groups in Syria and Iraq, ITV News said.

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Aug 12, 2016
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