A group of 9 British nationals with Islamic backgrounds are believed to have entered into Syria to work on behalf of the ISIS terrorists. There is no doubt that medical personnel are in short supply on The Islamic State’s sides of the lines, and their service would be very valuable. It is unclear if the group left completely on their own, or if they were recruited directly by individuals within ISIS. At this point there are a lot of questions that are left unanswered, and family members and government officials search for clues about their current whereabouts.
Group Of 9 British Medical Students Entered Syria To Aid ISIS Militants
The group of medical students and doctors had traveled to Turkey, which is a common gateway country into either Northern Syria or Iraq, where ISIS has the strongest foothold. They had reportedly sent messages to their families to let them know they had planned to enter into Syria. Many of the families had begged the students to remain in Turkey, but it seems that they may have crossed the border either way. More than a week into their disappearance, there has been no contact with the group so far.
If these students made it to the field hospitals of the Islamic State, there is no telling if their services will be trusted. Unless they had been actively recruited by the group, they may be taken hostage since they are British nationals. The Islamic State has shown no qualms about capturing even Islamic individuals, and they just recently executed an Israeli soldier who had been fighting along side them for months. There is also the danger that they could be killed by coalition airstrikes that take place against Islamic State operated facilities from time to time.
Group Of 9 British Medical Students Entered Syria To Aid ISIS Militants.