A people smuggler says his contact recognised one of the girls when shown a photo
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Smuggler: 'My contact told me the girls are now in Syria'

The three missing schoolgirls from east London were smuggled across the Turkish border into Syria several days ago, the BBC has been told.

Correspondent James Reynolds has spoken to one smuggler. He did not get the girls into Syria himself, but claims to know the person who did.

It is believed the girls have now joined Islamic State extremists in Syria.

The man, who did not wish to be shown, explained how the girls would have got across the border.

The smuggler's words are voiced by a translator

  • 25 Feb 2015
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