Grandma's bid to save grandchildren from ISIS falls apart

After 18 months of hoping, it took only 24 hours for Karen Nettleton's ambitious plan to save her grandchildren from the world's most infamous terrorist group, Islamic State (IS), to fall apart.

Ms Nettleton's grandchildren were smuggled into an IS-controlled region of Syria by their father, convicted Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf.

She had travelled to Turkey in an attempt to rescue them, but on the day she arrived a Sydney newspaper ran a front page article revealing her intent.

That article was the beginning of a media whirlwind which ended her long-held plan.

Intense media attention scared off people who may have helped Ms Nettleton, and earlier this week she was advised that staying in Turkey would only increase the risk to her and her grandchildren.

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