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Lisa Smith Denies Accusations She Trained Girls

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1:15 PM - 5 Jul 2019



Isil Bride Lisa Smith says she has no intention to return to Ireland and plan attacks.

The Dundalk woman traveled to Syria three years ago and is now being held in a refugee camp along with her two year old daughter.

Speaking to the BBC, she insisted that she's not a terrorist: "if you ask me am I going to hurt anyone? No. Have I any intentions to do anything? No. I'm just interested in trying to bring my daughter up and get her educated. I don't even think I'm radicalised. All I know is that I just came to an Islamic state and it failed. So, at the beginning I didn't come to kill anyone and when I was there I didn't kill anyone and when I go home I'm not going to kill anyone."

The former member of the defence forces denies ever picking up a gun or fighting for ISIS.

She also said accusations that she trained young girls to fight were untrue.

Minister Regina Doherty says Lisa Smith is an Irish citizen and she deserves consular assistance. "I think she should be brought back home and if there are difficulties - I know there are concerns from some people that she may pose a security risk but surely we can do a security assessment."

The Department of Foreign Affairs says the government has made it clear that consular assistance, to which all Irish citizens are entitled, will be provided when it is possible to do so.



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