Brit woman ‘duped by ISIS’ and injured in drone strike ‘should be allowed home’

The family of a British woman who was "duped into joining ISIS" and injured in a drone strike have called for her to be allowed home.

Samia Hussein had her left arm and a part of her breast blown off in a bomb dropped by coalition forces in Syria, according to reports.

The family of the 25-year-old, who left the UK to study in Nairobi, Kenya, claim she was "brainwashed" by the terror group during her time in the country.

They say she attended the United States International University in the capital city and "was working hard there".

Samia, from Southall, west London, was reportedly approached by terrorists and told she would be helping children in need.

But she was "duped" into becoming one of the many British women to join ISIS.

She disappeared in 2015 and her family did not hear from her for more than three years, they claimed.

Ms Hussein was discovered when the Syrian city of Baghouz fell to Kurdish-backed forces in March.

It is believed the "intelligent, caring" Brit is now being held at a camp in Syria.

She recently made contact with relatives from the site.

And her devastated family, who believe she was "groomed", have called for the government to let her come home.

They told The Telegraph: "She lost her left arm and half her breast when a bomb fell on her house a couple of years ago. We’re worried about the health and sanitary conditions where she is now and whether she is getting food and shelter.

“We need the Government to help her. She’s British, she was born here and has a British passport and we want her to come back to this country.

"She was told she would be helping children in need. We don't know who brainwashed her, but they weren’t from Britain, they were from Nairobi.”

Her distraught family also insists she is "a normal Muslim girl" who "wasn’t radical".

They say she "dressed normally" and "didn’t even cover her hair”.

Samia's plea for a safe return to the UK comes after it emerged ISIS bride Shamima Begum would be "jailed and hanged" if she travelled to Bangladesh, the country's foreign minister warned.

Abdul Momen, 71, said the teenager is "not his country's problem" as she's never applied for citizenship there.

The 19-year-old was stripped off her British nationality in February after the government dismissed her family's desperate plea to return from Syria .

Mr Momen stressed Bangladesh imposes capital punishment for "anyone involved with terrorism".

"We have nothing to do with Shamima Begum. She is not a Bangladeshi citizen. She never applied for Bangladesh citizenship.

"If anyone is found to be involved with terrorism, we have a simple rule, there will be capital punishment. And nothing else," he told ITV News .

"She will be put in prison and immediately, the rule is, she should be hanged."

The Foreign Office currently has no presence in war-torn Syria.

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