The release of British national Shukee Begum and her 5 children was completed to me Bilal Abdul Kareem and the small group that accompanied me. Mrs. Begum was a prisoner for the past 86 days. We would like to thank all those who played a role in her release including both Syrians and British nationals.
Shukee Begum, who apparently went to Syria to convince her husband to leave the group, escaped from ISIS controlled territory when she failed to convince her husband and fell into the hands of smugglers and was passed on to other groups and eventually released to us. Any and all statements that were made of her presence in Turkey were baseless and false.
She and her children are now in the process of recovering from their ordeal. They are now free, safe, and in the liberated areas of northern Syria.
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