Shamima Begum: The Blame Game

Episode 2: The Fallout

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The girl’s journey from Bethnal Green to Syria makes headlines around the world.

A diplomatic row is brewing, territory is still being crossed by the three girls on the road towards Raqqa. It’s seventeen days since they went missing, a message comes into ITV News from a contact. It’s from a source in Syria with news about the girls. They say they’re in a safe house where they’re apparently “waiting to get married” and it sounds like they don’t want to come back.

ITV’s Global Security Editor Rohit Kachroo delves into the fallout as government agencies and politicians engage in a round of finger pointing.