By Eleanor Sharples For The Daily Mail
Published: 02:03 GMT, 16 February 2019 | Updated: 02:03 GMT, 16 February 2019
A British family detained in Syria for links to Islamic State have begged for the chance to return to the UK and live a normal life.
Mother Safiya Zaynab, 51, and daughters Shabina Aslam, 29, and Alireza Sabar, 17, from Didsbury, Manchester, say they miss their independence.
The family, who left Britain in 2014, was interviewed by Channel 4 last month but their identities were only revealed last night by the Daily Telegraph.
Shabina Aslam, 29, and Alireza Sabar, 17, from Didsbury, Manchester, say they miss their independence
‘We all miss our life before, we miss freedom, independence, no fear,’ Aslam told Jana Andert, a freelance journalist for Channel 4, after being were picked up by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the town of Hajin.
‘We want to go back to England, back to my family, I want my children to have a normal life.’
Both Aslam and Sabar had children of