Daesh 'poster girl' allegedly beaten to death in Syria

Girl killed when she was trying to flee militants stronghold

A teenager who travelled to Syria to join Daesh (IS) has allegedly been beaten to death while she was trying to escape from the clutches of the terror group's capital, Raqqa.

The girl was accompanied by her friend when the duo reached Syria, reports a news website.

The girls, of Bosnian origin, were photographed soon after reaching the Daesh (IS) stronghold and became the terror outfit's poster girls overnight.

However, a Tunisian woman who had also gone to join the terror group and later managed to escape and return home, was quoted by several newspapers as saying that the teenager was soon fed up of the brutal regime and while she was fleeing Raqqa, she was caught and beaten to death. The woman claimed she had been staying with the Bosnian duo.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Thomas Schnöll told the Austria Press Agency: "We cannot comment on individual cases."

David Scharia, from the UN Security Council, said at the time: "We received information just recently about two 15-year-old girls, of Bosnian origin, who left Austria, where they had been living in recent years; and everyone, the families and the intelligence services of the two countries, is looking for them.

"Both were recruited by Islamic State.

"One was killed in the fighting in Syria, the other has disappeared."