Samra Kesinovic, de 17 anos de idade, e Sabina Selimovic, de 16, são duas jovens filhas de refugiados bósnios que fugiram para a Áustria nos anos 90 depois de estalar a guerra no seu país. Mas, no ano passado, as famílias das duas amigas reportaram que ambas tinham desaparecido de Viena. Os pais chegaram a relatar que as jovens tinham deixado um bilhete onde se lia: “Não nos procurem. Vamos servir Alá e vamos morrer por ele”.

Mais tarde foram localizadas a viajar para a região de Adana, junto à fronteira da Síria, através da capital turca de Ancara. O destino era juntarem-se ao Estado Islâmico. 

PIC SHOWS: The two girls in their new life in a pic they posted online. Interpol is searching for two Austrian teenaged girls who they believe have been tricked into going to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels. The teenagers vanished last week. The first their parents knew was when they started getting messages posted on social media networks saying that they had gone to fight the "holy war." But the parents say that they don't believe the messages are being written by the girls. Authorities suspect they have been tricked into leaving the country. Samra Kesinovic is just 16, and her friend Sabina Selimovic, 15. They come from Bosnian refugee families who settled in Austria after the ethnic wars of the 1990's and were born in the country. New photos on their Facebook pages show them brandishing Kalashnikov rifles – and in some cases surrounded by armed men. In the latest posting they announced plans to marry so that they could become "holy warriors" and in the messages - which their familes doubt originated from them - they say: "Death is our goal". Austrian officials believe that the pair judging by the scenes around them are in a training camp and are not only already married, but also already living in the homes of their new husbands. In Vienna the family admitted that the two had recently started going to a local mosque run by a radical Imam. The two girls fathers are reportedly already abroad looking for their daughters who have not contacted their parents, to have been sending messages to their friends over the Internet talking about their new lives and adding: "nobody will ever find us here." Austrian media said the two attractive young teenagers had become the public face for the call to jihad in Syria, and alleged that they had been tricked into going to the country in order to publicise the call to arms. (ends) NB: CEN_XXXXXXXXX_01 sent to pic desk. Also available from www.europics.at Interpol has got involved in the search for two Austrian-born teenage girls who police believe may have been tricked into going to Syria where they are being used to promote the campaign for holy war. The teenagers vanished last week and the first their parents knew of the fact that they had left the country was when they started getting messages posted on social media networks saying that they had gone to fight the holy war. But the parents say that they don't believe the messages are written by the girls, and police believe the two young women who are both from families originally from Bosnia had been tricked into leaving the country when they vanished on 10th of April. Samra Kesinovic is just 16, and her friend Sabina Selimovic, 15. The girls Facebook pages show to perfectly happy looking girls the could have been seen in any Western city, but in the new images posted since they left the country and fled to Turkey where they then apparently crossed into Syria the images show the girls brandishing Kalashnikovs – and in some cases surrounded by armed men. In the latest posting they announced that they planned to marry so that they could become "holy warriors" and in the messages which their family doubt was originated from the girls they say: "death is our goal". In Vienna the family admitted that the two had started going much more heavily to a local mosque with a reportedly came under the spell of hate preacher Ebu Tejma who converted them to his radical way of thinking. Austrian officials believe that the pair judging by the scenes around them are in a training camp and are not only already married, but also already living in the homes of their new husbands. The two girls fathers are reportedly already abroad looking for their daughters who have not contacted their parents, to have been sending messages to their friends over the Internet talking about their new lives and adding: "nobody will ever find us here." Austrian media said the two attractive young teenagers had become the public face for the call to jihad in Syria, and alleged that they had been tricked into going to the country in order to publicise the call to arms.

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Kesinovic tornou-se na cara principal de muitas campanhas propagandistas do grupo jihadista radical. Agora, a adolescente de 17 anos terá sido espancada até à morte pelos militantes do grupo terrorista quando tentava fugir da cidade síria ocupada pelos jihadistas de Raqa, avançam dois jornais austríacos.

Durante o último ano, as duas raparigas apareceram várias vezes em fotos com armas automáticas, vestindo véus islâmicos e utilizando símbolos, como bandeiras ou lenços, do autoproclamado Estado Islâmico. Há alguns meses, já tinham surgido notícias que davam conta que Selimovic tinha morrido em combate na Síria.

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Agora, e como dá conta o Telegraph, o governo austríaco recusou-se a comentar a possível morte da segunda rapariga fugida de Viena. Thomas Schnöll, um porta-voz do ministro dos Negócios Estrangeiros, referiu que “não podemos comentar casos individuais”.

No entanto, um dos jornais da Áustria, o Krone Zeitung, citou uma mulher tunisina que, alegadamente, vivia com as duas adolescentes, afirmando que Samra Kesinovic tinha sido assassinada.

O facto de, no ano passado, a austríaca ter escrito uma carta à família afirmando que estava farta de violência e que queria voltar para casa, dão força a esta possibilidade. Numa das últimas vezes que tinha dado notícias, Selimovic chegou a afirmar, numa troca de mensagens com jornalistas da revista Paris Match, que “aqui posso ser realmente feliz. Posso praticar a minha religião. Não o podia fazer em Viena”.