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U.K. woman sentenced to six years in prison for taking toddler to join ISIL in Syria

A judge has sentenced a British woman to six years in prison for going to Syria to live under the rule of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Tareena Shakil was convicted last week of being a member of the group and encouraging acts of terrorism.

In October 2014 she and her 1-year-old son boarded a plane to Turkey and then travelled to Syria. After three months Shakil fled, taking a taxi to the Turkish border and returning to Britain.

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