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Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants

2 years 1 month 1 week ago October 22, 2014 Oct 22, 2014 Wednesday, October 22 2014 October 22, 2014 10:07 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

DENVER - Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions.

A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend were headed to Syria.

The official said investigators would be trying to figure out whether there were "like-minded" friends and acquaintances in the girls' social circle.

Another U.S. official said investigators were reviewing evidence, including the girls' computers.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation by name.

The Denver Post reported that the sisters are of Somali descent, and their friend is of Sudanese descent.

The News 2 Web Team located the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office incident report that documents the attempted runaway. The report can be viewed in full by clicking here.

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