Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Colorado: Three Missing US Teenagers Stopped in Frankfurt Attempting to Join IS Militants

According to UPI, the FBI confirmed Tuesday (October 21) that three missing American teenagers from Colorado arrived in Germany, where they were supposedly en-route to join the Islamic State (IS), although their intended final destination was not shared.

"FBI Denver Division is aware of the situation and assisted with bringing the girls back to Denver," said FBI spokeswoman Suzie Payne. "The juveniles are safe and reunited with their families," she added.

The FBI did not elaborate on the teens' intended destination or whether they will face charges.

According to VOA, the media organization reported on Sunday (October 19) that three teenage girls had been stopped at Frankfurt Airport, where one of the girls allegedly told German authorities "We are going to Turkey to study."

COMMENT: The identities of the minors have not been released, but two are sisters, ages 15 and 16, of ethnic Somali origin. The third girl, whose age is 17, is of Sudanese ethnicity.

Colorado experienced a similar incident in April when 19-year-old Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, of Arvada, was arrested at Denver International Airport attempting to leave the country to join IS.

This report will be updated as new information becomes available.

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