Teenage twin sisters from Manchester have left their home and secretly flown to Syria, it was reported today.
The Sun Newspaper said it is feared the Muslim schoolgirls, aged 16, have joined other Britons who are involved in the sectarian violence there.
The girls — thought to be originally from Somalia — are said to be “extremely religious” Muslims.
The Sun on Sunday reported they travelled to Syria via Turkey following in the footsteps of an elder brother.
It's understood Greater Manchester Police are investigating the girls' disappearance.
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