British runaway schoolgirl marries Australian ISIS fighter

Abdullah Elmir, known as the 'Ginger Jihadi' for his long red hair, has confirmed their marriage. (Photo courtesy: Daily Mail)

A British teenager who fled the UK for Syria earlier this year has married an ISIS militant, who sent a message to the Mail on Sunday threatening attacks on Britain.

16-year-old Amira Abase, who travelled to Syria with two other school friends from East London via Turkey, has reportedly married 18-year-old Abdullah Elmir, who left Australia June last year.

As cited by the Mail Online, Elmir confirmed that he has married the British schoolgirl, who was only 15 when she travelled to Syria, in a warning sent to the newspaper, telling them not to contact her again.

Following the incident, police have launched an investigation as Elmir’s warning to newspaper also mentioned that supporters of ISIS are “itching to do an attack” on targets in London.

In undercover investigation recently carried out by the Mail on Sunday, communicating via Kik messages with a reporter who was posing as a 16-year-old girl from East London, Abase declined to confirm whether she was married herself.

However it now appears that she was trying to persuade the reporter who posed as a young girl to marry a man who fits the description of her own husband.

She described that groom as being aged 18, half-Lebanese and half-Australian and a frontline fighter, matching that of Elmir.

She said: ‘Hes born muslim, not Asian thow [sic], hes half Lebanese and half Australian.’

Elmir was working as a butcher in Sydney before he left for Syria. After arriving in Syria, he appeared in an ISIS video saying, “Until we put the black flag [of IS] on top of Buckingham Palace, until we put the black flag on top of the White House, we will not stop, and will keep on fighting.’”

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48
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