Airstrike kills Saudi woman who joined ISIS in Syria

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Syria, at the Turkey-Syria border, Oct. 18, 2014. (File photo: AP)

A Saudi woman who left Saudi Arabia to join ISIS was killed on Friday in Syria, Al Arabiya News reported, citing social media.

Syrian activists posted on Twitter that Reema al-Juraish, who was part of the group’s propaganda team, was killed by US-led coalition airstrikes, the report said.

It was reported that Juraish, who was wanted by the Saudi government, left the kingdom for Syria in November 2014. The wife of a Saudi detainee, Juraish fled the country with her four children (14-year-old Maria, 13-year-old Abdul Aziz, eight-year-old Sarah and six-year-old Ammar) to join ISIS in Syria, and to join her son who had already left Saudi Arabia to join ISIS a year before.

According to the report, Juraish posted on her Twitter account that she had escaped to Yemen before going to Syria. She allegedly fled to al-Qaeda in Yemen, where she would get help to go to Syria.

Whilst in Yemen, Juraish reportedly met with another Saudi woman who had left Saudi Arabia in March 2009 to join her husband in al-Qaeda in Yemen.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46