Leonora now realises her decision to join ISIS,at an immature age of 15 was a ‘big mistake’.The German girl who left Germany to join ISIS before 4 years asks to go home.
“I was a little bit naive,” she says in English, wearing a long billowing black robe, and a beige headscarf with white spots.
The US force is in their final mission of sweeping the last few ISIS terrorists in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border, causing thousands of people to flee.
“After three days, I married my German husband,” she tells AFP, at a screening centre for the displaced run by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.
Just after 2 months, when she was converted into Islam,she came to Syria and got married to the German terrorist Martin Lemke’s third wife.
The Kurdish-led SDF overran Raqa in 2017, after years of what residents described as ISIS’s brutal rule, which included public beheading and crucifixions.
“Then they lose Raqa, and we started to change our house every week because they lost every week a city,” she says.
When they came under attack by the Kurdish-led SDF, Leonora says the ISIS fighters left their families to fend for themselves.
After four years under a now near-extinct ISIS caliphate, Leonora says she wants to go home.
“I want to go back to Germany to my family, because I want my old life back,” she says.
“Now I know that it was a big, big mistake.”