Secret mission to save kids of ISIS ‘pin-up’ bride bludgeoned to death in Syria

A secret rescue mission has been launched to bring home the children of an Austrian teen who became one of two pin-up girls for ISIS.

Sabina Selimovic was just 15 when she fled to Syria from Austria along with friend Samra – and both are believed to have died in horrific circumstances.

Samra was reportedly clubbed her to death with a hammer in front of other women after she allegedly tried to escape the terrorist group.

Meanwhile Sabina is believed to have been killed in 2014 when fighting, the United Nations reported.

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Both girls left home to join the terrorist group in Syria in April 2014 before later marrying and having children with ISIS fighters.

The first their parents knew of their whereabouts was when they started getting messages posted on social media networks saying that they had gone to fight the "holy war."

The teen pair went to the Turkish capital Ankara before intelligence services lost them.

Now the children of Sabina are expected to return Austria to live with their grandparents.

Following DNA tests, the grandparents were granted custody of the two children and on August 24 plans were approved to rescue the them who from the al-Hol Kurdish reception centre in Northern Syria.

The Austrian government say due to security concerns no further details of the rescue effort will be made public.

Peter Guschelbauer from the Austrian Foreign Ministry said: "For us the most important thing is keeping the children's welfare as our top priority."

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Former Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl from the FPOe criticised the action saying: "In Austria seriously ill children are denied medicines, and there is no more for them in some cases.

"But there is money for these super expensive rescue missions and money to spend on DNA tests."

He branded the rescue mission "a step in the wrong direction".

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Sabina and Samra were recruited by hate preacher Ebu Tejma, the alias of 35-year-old Bosnian-born religious leader Mirsad Omerovic, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence in Austria.

Ebu Tejma travelled Europe "like a pop star on tour", driving top-of-the-range sports cars bought with the money he raised from believers.

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