A British medical student who joined the Islamic State group has changed her mind and wants to come home — if the Sunni terrorists permit.
A 19-year-old student identified only as Lena traveled with six other Britons, an American and a Canadian in March on a mission to join the terror group in Syria.
“We will try tomorrow to bring her and those who are with her back, if we can persuade them,” Turkish lawmaker Mehmet Ali Ediboglu said Wednesday, Reuters reported. The young woman conveyed her desire to return home by contacting her family.
Reuters reported that the students started their journey by first flying from Sudan into Istanbul on March 12.
“They have been cheated, brainwashed. That is what I and their relatives think,” Mr. Ediboglu said March 23, CNN reported.