BRITISH families are planning to smuggle relatives who went off to join ISIS out of Syria and back to the UK, intelligence sources claim.
It has been claimed there has been “chatter” among those living in Britain about how they can help those suspected of being members of the terror group get back.
ISIS members have already been smuggled out of camps in Syria where British citizens are currently being held, another western security source, has claimed, adding the “window of time for countries to repatriate effectively is closing very quickly”.
The news comes as reports emerge of a Cabinet rift on the issue of whether or not to bring British children back home from the camps.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has argued for repatriating them during security meetings.
But Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Home Secretary Priti Patel are against the move, with Miss Patel saying there was “no way” the likes of Shamima Begum, 19, will be allowed back into Britain.
Miss Patel told The Sun: “Our job is to keep our country safe. We don’t need people who have done harm and left our country to be part of a death cult and to perpetrate that ideology.
“We cannot have people who would do us harm allowed to enter our country – and that includes this woman.
“Everything I see in terms of security and intelligence, I am simply not willing to allow anybody who has been an active supporters or campaigners for IS in this country.”
Begum and two school friends, all aged 15 and 16, left the UK to join IS in Syria in 2015. She later married Dutch-born Yago Riedijk and spent more than three years living under the rule of the brutal group.
A Brit fanatic dubbed the “ISIS matchmaker” has also begged to return to the UK – claiming it is “not just” that the government has abandoned her in a refugee camp.
Tooba Gondal, now 25, gained notoriety after grooming jihadi brides with sick propaganda – with Shamima Begum rumoured to be among her recruits.
Despite once calling Britain a “filthy country”, Gondal, who uses the pseudonym Umm Muthanna Al Britaniyah, is now pleading to come home.
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She wrote in an open letter: “We are now living in dire conditions at camp Ain Issa in Syria. There is limited food and medical care.
“It is a filthy environment with open sewers. It is not just for my government to keep us here for nearly a year now.
“I want to face justice in a British court. I wish to redeem myself. I would like Britain to accept my apology and to give me another chance.”
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