Girl Kills Self Rather Than Marry Al Qaeda Fighter

A Syrian girl committed suicide on Wednesday in Raqqa city, after being forced to marry a member of the al-Qaeda affiliated group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Fatima Abdullah al-Abo, 22, was a student at the University of Raqqa before being pressured by her family to marry a member of the ISIL group. Al-Abo preferred death instead of the marriage.

The incident drew attention to the phenomenon of the increasing number of Syrian women who marry foreign jihadists fighting against the Syrian regime.

Himod al-Musa, director of the media office in Raqqa city, told ARA News that Fatima Abdullah al-Abo has committed suicide in Raqqa city because of having been forced by her father to marry a Tunisian ISIL jihadist.

“Fatima was 22 years old and was an English literature student in the University of Raqqa,” al-Musa said.

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