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The family of missing Bristol schoolgirl Yusra Hussein have launched another heartfelt appeal for her to come home.
Speaking on ITV's "The Morning", Yusra's aunt Sucdi Ali spoke into the camera, appealing directly to her niece to come back to her parents.
15 year old Yusra has not been seen since she boarded a flight to Turkey in September. It is feared that she and another girl were on their way to Syria to become a jihadi brides to IS fighters.
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The aunt of a missing 15-year-old girl from Bristol has made a new appeal for her safe return.
Yusra Hussien is believed to have joined jihadists in Syria after catching a flight to Turkey two weeks ago.
Yusra's aunt, Sucdi Ali, says her niece has been 'brainwashed by powerful people':
The father of a missing London girl who is feared to have travelled to Syria with a missing girl from Bristol, has made a desperate plea for her to come home.
Abdirashiid Saciid Dirie has urged his 17-year-old daughter Samya Dirie to return saying "nobody's against you".
She is believed to have left Heathrow with 15 year-old Bristol girl Yusra Hussien nearly two weeks ago.
He believes she met the Bristol teenager on the internet and must have been influenced by extremists online.
The police say they want the teenagers to come home and this case is about missing young girls, not a crime.
Miss Dirie, a student from south London, disappeared after telling her parents she was going on an early morning trip with her college.
They then discovered that her passport and money was missing and now believe that she is too scared to come home.
She called a cousin a few days ago and said she is in a safe place, possibly Turkey.
Mr Dirie says: "She told her she is somewhere far away, and she did not say where she is, she also said she was afraid of the police if she comes back."
Yusra's mother Safiya broke down in tears in an emotional press conference last week as she begged her daughter, who has not been seen since she leaving her family home in Easton, Bristol, for school on September 24, to come home.
She said: "Yusra, I am your mum, I love you. Please, please, please, we miss you, come back.
"I love you so much. All your brothers and your sister miss you so, so much. The house is not the same."
Family friends previously said they believed Yusra, who wears a hijab as part of her faith, had become radicalised on chat rooms and forums online. It is not yet clear how she met the 17-year-old.
Yusra's parents have stressed that nothing has been proven about their daughter's beliefs.
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The investigation into a missing schoolgirl from Bristol, believed to be travelling to Syria, has been handed to the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.
It is hoped the unit's international links will enable Yusra Hussien to be traced.
Avon and Somerset Police say they will continue to work with Yusra's family and the local community in Easton.