Soldier turned Isis bride begs to be allowed home with young daughter

A former Irish solider who went to Syria to become an Isis bride has begged to be allowed home following the complete destruction of its so-called caliphate.

Lisa Smith, 37, is currently living in the al-Hol refugee camp in northern Syria with her two-year-old daughter.

They are two of the hundreds of women and children living in the camp following the terror groups loss of its last hold out in Baghouz.

then taoiseach Bertie Ahern before boarding the Government Jet at Casement Aerodrome in April 2008 with Lisa Smith on the extreme right. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Lisa Smith is pictured with then- Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. She worked for the military for 10 years before travelling to Syria to join Isis (Picture: Colin Keegan/Collins)

She told CNN: I think that people should just realise that all the people here are not terrorists. I want to go home.

I know theyd strip me of my passport stuff, and I wouldnt travel and Id be watched, but prisons? I dont know. Im already in prison.

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The Irish authorities have reportedly been making plans to repatriate Smith, who is originally from Dundalk, and her child.



She was part of the Defence Forces, Irelands army, for at least 10 years and also worked on the Government jet.

She converted to Islam seven years ago and claimed she married a British man while in Syria.

ITV NEWS GRAB A member of so-called Islamic State who spoke to ITV News last week as she left Baghouz and claimed to be British has been named in Irish media as 37-year-old Lisa Smith. The Irish Independent reported that Smith is a former soldier who served on the Irish Government jet and who was from the town of Dundalk in the Republic. Last week, ITV News spoke to a woman fleeing Baghouz - the last area in Syria which remains under the control of so-called Islamic State. The woman - who did not reveal her identity - claimed she had fled Britain to join so-called Islamic State in Syria, saying that the caliphate is "not yet over" and does not believe the group will be defeated. However, in the interview that the woman gave, it was noted that while she said she was from Britain, she had an Irish accent.

She is now begging to be allowed to come home (Picture: ITV)

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