Alabama woman who joined Islamic State cannot return to US, says Pompeo

An Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria is not an American citizen and will not be allowed to return to the US, Mike Pompeo has said.

The Secretary of State said Hoda Muthana does not have a US passport or any legal basis to enter the country.

He said that she “will not be admitted to the United States”.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the woman who joined IS could not return to the US (Czarek Sokolowski/AP)

The 24-year old, who joined the Islamic State after becoming radicalised, says she regrets aligning herself with the terrorist organisation and wants to return to the US with her 18-month-old son.

- Press Association

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