Rohit Kachroo

UK Editor

Rohit is the UK Editor for ITV News, concentrating on major issues affecting the UK including counter-terrorism and national security. He was previously Africa Correspondent, covering stories across the African continent. In 2011 Rohit won Young Journalist of the Year at the Royal Television Society Awards for Journalism.

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British schoolgirls in Syria make contact with families

Kadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase have been missing since February. Credit: Met Police

Three schoolgirls from East London who fled to Syria are believed to have made contact with their families - more than three months after they vanished.

ITV News can reveal that one of the girls called relatives in the UK to say she is healthy, safe and well - but indicated that she and the other teenagers have no intention of returning home soon.

The other two girls made contact over the internet. Their families believe the messages are genuine.

Shamima Begum, Kadiza Sultana, and Amira Abase slipped away during the February half term. They are thought to be living in Raqqa where they have joined Islamic State.

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