Nine British medical students have travelled to Syria to work in hospitals in Islamic State-held areas, it emerged last night.
Four women and five men entered the country last week, keeping their plans secret from relatives until shortly before they crossed the border.
Turkish politician Mehmet Al Ediboglu told The Observer: ‘We all assume they are in Tel Abyad now, which is under Isis control.
Brainwashed? No. They are Muslims. This is what Islam teaches.
Update: A Canadian is said to be among the 2 others that joined them bringing the total to 11.
According to reports in Britain’s Guardian newspaper and the BBC, the nine young British medical students flew to Istanbul from the Sudanese capital Khartoum on March 12 and then overland towards Syria.
They have been joined by two other medics from the United States and Canada, also of Sudanese origin, the BBC said.
From the BBC – The nine Britons are understood to have been joined by two Sudanese medics, one who is American-Sudanese and one Canadian-Sudanese.