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AFP

Two missing Norway teens
are in Syria, lawyer confirms

OSLO - Two teenaged Norwegian sisters who ran away from home in October, saying they wanted to help rebels in Syria, are indeed in the war-wracked country, a lawyer for their family confirmed Thursday.

The youngest, aged 16, is injured and has to be treated before she and her sister can leave Syria, the lawyer, Geir Lippestad, told Norwegian public broadcaster NRK. Norwegian media reported the 16-year-old had a bullet wound.

The other sister is aged 19. Both are from a family of Somalian origin living in Norway.

Their disappearance in mid-October, with messages to the family that they planned to go to Syria to support insurgents there, prompted Norway to launch an international search for them through Interpol.

Their father told NRK at the end of October that online messages he had received from the girls suggested they had made it to Syria, where they said they were being "held against their will" by rebels.

But Lippestad said the father had now received assurances that the two would soon be released.

The identities of the girls and the father have not been made public by Norwegian authorities.

Norway's intelligence services estimate that 30 to 40 Norwegian nationals have gone to Syria to fight.

Their disappearance in mid-October, with messages to the family that they planned to go to Syria to support insurgents there, prompted Norway to launch an international search for them through Interpol.

  • dave.selvers.7

    I do not understand people of this cultural ignorance. The misguided and the uninformed are indoctrinated into program of deceit. Left wing progressives stress the need for inclusion, tolerance, helping the unfortunate, appeasement of implacable elements of the multicultural tribes and most of all BIG GOVERNMENT for the common good. These half witted freaks of nature just can't wait to disprove the inevitable. They'll go to great lengths to prove the Right wrong. Look after yourself people. I've been residing in a 3rd world country for 1month a year for the past 24years...no matter how much of our money and good will goes to these people it will never be enough because most of the Foreign Aid goes into the pockets of corrupt LEFT WING DICTATORS. If people are that stupid as to expose themselves to the dangers that infest these barbaric tribal enclaves where their warped sense of commitment to a ... motivates them to KILL INFIDELS, then leave them to their own devices. There is a reason as to why intelligent and wise people refrain from walking into a den of vipers...because they know they'll get bit.

    December 7, 2013