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Missing Bradford family were stopped from leaving UK in March

The Bradford sisters missing with their nine children were stopped from leaving the UK in March, ITV News has learned.

Their trip to Saudi Arabia was rebooked for May but there is no suggestion they were intending to travel to Syria at that time. Police are now trying to work out when the trip was planned.

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Bradford sisters 'may have gone to Syria to join brother'

Police are understood to be investigating reports that the brother of three sisters feared to have taken their nine children to Syria is already fighting for Islamic State.

It is feared the sisters may have travelled to the war-torn country to meet up with him.

Islamic State fighters pictured in Raqqa in June 2014. Credit: Reuters

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