According to reports coming in from Guardian UK, the British woman who left her London home and was feared to be on her way to Syria to join ISIS with her four children has been detained in Turkey, counter-terrorism police have said.
Zahera Tariq, 33, and her four children aged four to 12, from Waltham Forest in east London, were last seen a week ago leaving London City airport on their way to the Netherlands.
Turkish authorities have detained Tariq in Turkey, along with her four children, who are all said to be safe and well, the Met’s counter-terrorism command said on Tuesday.
British officers are liaising with the Turkish authorities and enquiries continue.
Tariq’s husband, Yasair Mahmmood, 42, was reported to be in hospital in the UK after existing health problems were worsened by shock at his family’s departure. Police said a family member, believed to be Mahmmood, raised the alarm last Wednesday when he discovered they had gone.
Commander Richard Walton, from the Met’s counter-terrorism command, said: “We had very real concerns that she may have been planning to travel with her children to Syria and she has now been detained with the children in Turkey.
“I would also like to thank our police counterparts in the Netherlands and Turkey, with whom we continue to have excellent working relationships.”
Via (Guardian UK)