Pressure mounted on British counter-terrorism authorities Monday to explain why they failed to stop three teenage girls from boarding a flight to Turkey on what their families fear was a journey to join Islamic State in Syria.
“The security services have serious questions to answer,” said the family of another young British woman who went to Syria to marry an Islamic State fighter, and who was apparently in touch with the three teens before they left.
Fighting back tears and clutching personal keepsakes, the families of the three girls made emotional appeals Sunday for their safe return.
“We miss you. We can’t stop crying,” Amira...