'We were prisoners' Kansas teen forced into ISIS speaks

NORTHERN SYRIA, (KWCH) Update 6:07 p.m.

KWCH reached out to the girl's family in Kansas. Her grandmother said she would like to get in touch with the girl and is working on that. She said the girl's mother is out of the country.

A man from Syria who now lives in Wichita saw the story, and he said he would like to help.

Nazir Jesri said he knows of organizations who can help the family get in touch with the girl.

"We can contact them," said Jesri. "I know they have different people on the ground in Syria and Turkey and Jordan. We can reach out to them and ask them for help."

He said he is very sad for the 15-year-old.

"We just need to find out where she's at and bring her back if that's what she wants to do," said Jesri.


U.S. forces along with Syrian militias are days away from liberating Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of ISIS and the terror group's last stronghold in the country.

CBS News correspondent Holly Williams has been reporting from Northern Syria on thousands of civilians who are located in the ruined city.

She reports that they are being used by ISIS as human shields.

Near Raqqa, Williams encountered a group of women who recently escaped ISIS territory. She finds a young girl that says she is an American.

"I'm from Kansas. I've been in Syria for five years," says the girl.

The girl is15 years old, and says she was brought to Syria against her will by her father, a strong ISIS supporter.

Since she's a minor, CBS News chose not to reveal her name.

"My father, of course, didn't tell us that we were coming to Syria. When it was time to get out of the car and cross the border, he was like 'you're going to Syria,' and, yeah, it was a really big shock."

She married a Syrian ISIS fighter who was recently killed by a strike and is now six months pregnant with his child.

"I still have hope, hope to go to school, hope to be a normal person, hope to be a mother to my child," she says.

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