Crime & the Law

Video emerges in Turkey of Bethnal Green Academy schoolgirls being smuggled to Syria

Screen grab from a HBR television footage purported to filmed by man detained by Turkish authorities who helped girls across border. Image: aHBR

Screen grab from aHBR footage purportedly filmed by man detained by Turkish authorities for helping girls across border. Image: aHBR

Video has been released to the Turkish media that purports to be the three missing Bethnal Green Academy schoolgirls being smuggled between Turkey and Syria.

The footage appears to have been filmed on a mobile and it’s reported that it was found in the possession of a man who’s been detained for helping them reach the so-called Islamic state in Syria.

The shaky video shows luggage being unloaded from a taxi and three young girls matching the description of Shamima Begum, who’s 15, Kadiza Sultana, who’s 16, and 15 year old Amira Abase.

One of the men can be heard to say: ‘I forget to give you the passport.’

He also said ‘It’s nice.’

aHaber Turkish television say the video was filmed in Gaziantep on Turkey’s border with Syria.

The authorities in Turkey say this man worked for an intelligence service of a coalition country.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the man was a Syrian citizen.

Off the record briefings indicate he was working for the Canadian intelligence service and the Islamic state as a double agent.

It’s claimed he received money in a transfer from Britain.

Man alleged to have help smuggle the three East London schoolgirls over Turkish border to Syria. Image: aHaber

Man (middle figure) alleged to have helped smuggle the three East London schoolgirls over Turkish border to Syria. Image: aHaber

The Turkish television service a Haber and newspaper Daily Sabah have shown the man in the custody of the Turkish police.

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