ABC News reports that the FBI caught three American girls, ages 15-16, en route to Syria to join militant groups. A law enforcement official said the girls had made their way to Germany and were planning to join groups, including ISIS, "to fulfill what they believe is some vision that has been put out on a slick media campaign."
The girls were not arrested and have been reunited with their families back in the States. ABC News reports,
The girls were persuaded to travel overseas and were in contact with someone in Germany, the official said, noting that someone close to them notified authorities.
They were turned around and sent back to the United States, the official said, noting that because they are minors it remains unclear whether they will be charged with anything or be "arrested."
These girls are not the first American teens to try to join ISIS—Denver resident Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, was arrested in July after she tried to join her ISIS boyfriend in Syria. The girls caught recently are also, perhaps coincidentally, from Denver.
The law enforcement official described them as "disaffected youth."
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