their way to Syria to join the Islamic State are asking their daughters to return home, the BBC first reported.
"We miss you terribly and are extremely worried about you,” the family of Shamima Begum, 15, said in a statement.
"We understand that you have strong feelings and want to help those you believe are suffering in Syria,” they added. "You can help from home, you don't have to put yourself in danger. Please don't cross the border."