Father of UK woman fighting IS praises her ‘passion’

Kimberley Taylor described her parents as "the most supportive people" in her life (Credit: BBC)
Kimberley Taylor described her parents as “the most supportive people” in her life (Credit: BBC)

The father of a woman fighting in Syria says he is “worried about her beyond belief” but will not ask her to change who she is.

Kimberley Taylor, from Blackburn, is the first known British woman to travel to Syria to join the fight against so-called Islamic State.

Philip Taylor, a former teacher, told the BBC of his pride in his daughter.

The 57-year-old said: “People will wonder what sort of person does that, and what the parents think about it”.

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Source: BBC News Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.