Transcript for US Teen Girls Caught Allegedly Trying to Join Overseas Militant Group
Now to the new concerns about home grown terrorists. The FBI investigating three teenage girls caught trying to make their way to Syria to join Muslim radicals. Allegedly lured over the internet. Pierre Thomas has the latest. Reporter: Good morning. This is another disturbing sign that radicals in Syria have become quite effective at recruiting American young people, even teens. This morning in a Denver Muslim community where these three girls are from, shock and concern. My blood ran cold. If these young girls did make connections with someone, I'm very confident it was through the internet. Reporter: The girls of Sudanese and somali decent, only 15, 16 and 17 are not being identified because of their young age. Sources tell ABC news they were seduced by videos like this. Advice that I have for the sisters is very important that they come. Reporter: Videos that call for violent jihad and hatred of the west. The girls were convinced to fly from doerch Germany with plans to take them to Turkey and Syria to the middle of a bloody civil war. Last Friday the father of two of the teens filed an urgent missing persons report. He later found their passports are were missing along with $2,000 in cash. They were stopped by authorities in Germany and sent home. Sources tell abz the FBI is now investigating whether they were recruited by a shadowy network of radicals overseas who may have funded the trip. Another example of someone who's created a very slick, sophisticated package. Coupled with money and adventure. Reporter: This is the second case out of Denver in recent months. A 19-year-old woman who was going to Syria to marry a radical recently pleaded guilty to helping terrorists. She now knows it was a terrible mistake. She was led astray and now paying the price for those choices. Reporter: Now prosecutors face the difficult decision whether to prosecute. They must decide if they were misguided children or potential radicals.
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