Teenage ISIS poster girl ‘beaten to death after trying to escape’

Austrian tabloids Osterreich and Kronen Zeitung report Samra was beaten to death, however foreign ministries have not confirmed this.

Samra Kesinovic, 17, (left) and Sabina Selimovic, 16, (right) fled to Syria and became ISIS poster girls. Photo: Supplied

“We cannot comment on individual cases,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Thomas Schnöll told the Austria Press Agency.

A Tunisian woman who lived with the two Austrians in Raqqa also claims Samra was murdered, The Telegraph reported.

Picture: Interpol

The two teens were shown wearing Islamic headbands and brandishing Kalashnikov rifles surrounded by masked male jihadists in what looks like an ISIS recruitment image.

Reports of the girls’ whereabouts have been circulating since earlier in the year, with the Unites Nations reporting they received information that one of them had died.

Sabina Selimovic, 16, fled to Syria in April 2014 with her friend Samra, who is believed to be dead. Photo: Interpol

“We received information just recently about two 15-year-old girls, of Bosnian origin, who left Austria,” Scharia said.

“Both were recruited by Islamic State. One was killed in the fighting in Syria, the other has disappeared,” reports now propose this explains Samra’s disappearance.

Reports now suggest that both Austrian women are now believed to be dead.

The teenagers families reported the two girls missing after they disappeared from Vienna last year, allegedly leaving a note which read:

“Don’t look for us. We will serve Allah and we will die for him.”

A UN official stated both teenagers were recruited by Islamic State and one was killed, another has disappeared. Photo: CEN

The girls allegedly flew to the Turkish capital Ankara and then into the southern Turkish region of Adana.

After that, their tracks were lost.

It is believed the two Austrian women were married to ISIL jihadists and the two couples at one point lived in the same room.

There was initial reports that Samra was pregnant, however these were later denied in an interview with a French magazine.

“Here I can really be free,” Sabina wrote in the messages sent to Paris Match via text message.

“I can practice my religion,” she also wrote

“I couldn’t do that in Vienna.”

Experts claim the interview was a publicity stunt used to rebuild the image of the Islamic State due to reports the girls wanted to return home, ‘’The Telegraph’’ said.

“If they really want it to be believable, they should let them give the interview on neutral territory where it’s possible to see that they aren’t being threatened by a gun,” an Austrian security insider told ’’CEN’’ at the time.

Both Kesinovic and Selimovic were children of refugees who fled to Austria from the war in their country.

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