Swedish teenage girl has fled to Syria

A 15-year-old girl who has been missing since May 31st has phoned home to tell her mother she is now in Homs in Syria, tabloid Aftonbladet reports.

The girl is from a small town in southern Sweden and has previously disappeared temporarily on a couple of occasions, together with her older boyfriend.

According to the girl's mother, the teen was in tears on the phone and said that she and her boyfriend had travelled to Syria through Turkey, and are now in the city of Homs. She said her boyfriend wants to join the al-Nusra group, which is associated with al-Qaeda.

The couple plan to travel on to a different city soon, where the boyfriend will start military training and the girl will live with other women, the mother said.

“I can’t describe how terrible this is,” the mother told Aftonbladet. “I just wish I could go there myself and get her.”

The daughter is now on an international wanted list. The Swedish police have confirmed her disappearance.