A former London university student accused of being an recruiter has been deported from Turkey to France, alongside her two children, as part of an attempt by the Ankara government to repatriate foreigners who joined the terror group.
Gondal is a French citizen but had permanent British residence until the Home Office issued an exclusion order in 2017.
Gondal managed to escape from the Ain Issa camp in October, walking for several miles alongside hundreds of other former IS women and children, before being held by Syrian rebels.
In voice-note messages shared with ITV News from a ‘safe house’ she said: “I would like my situation to be in the news so more people know that I’m here and the government of Turkey can help me get out of here, get out from these, you know, this rebel group.”
Then in further, panicked messages she said she was about to be moved by armed men to an unknown location: “Vans are ready and I don’t know where they’re taking us and I don’t know whats going to happen” she said.
She was taken into Turkish custody.
Gondal was brought to Paris this morning and held by police shortly after her arrival - her children are expected to be placed in foster care.
Turkey is attempting to deport European and American citizens in its custody who are suspected of being members of IS, but hundreds more remain in Kurdish custody and some European governments have refused to take those citizens back.