Three girls under 18 are back in the United States after they were stopped in Germany over the weekend and sent home to Denver — and several U.S. officials say they believe the trio intended to go to Syria to join up with Islamic militants like ISIS or another group.
German police said the three girls were stopped on Saturday at Frankfurt Airport at the request of their parents and the U.S. consulate. Officials say the three left Friday on a flight from Denver, through Chicago, then Frankfurt, with tickets to fly on to Istanbul in Turkey.
German authorities said the girls were asked to go back home and voluntarily took a flight back to the U.S. on Sunday. A U.S. official said the girls are back with their parents and that no charges have been filed.