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Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul.Reuters

A British woman who fled the UK with her baby son to join Isis in Syria for a better life has fled the jihadists after facing "a living hell".

Towie fan Tareena Shakil, 25, from Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, vowed to her family in October she would never return to Britain after travelling to Syria for an "idyllic lifestyle".

But it is believed she soon regretted her decision after the terror group forced her to become a jihadi bride. She escaped death by fleeing across the border to Turkey.

Shakil bribed a taxi driver to take her to Syria's border with Turkey and climbed over a 10ft barrier fence while carrying her son, the Sun reported.

A family friend said: "Her hands were hurt and her feet cut to ribbons climbing the fence."

She begged Turkish border officials not to shoot her before being taken to a detention centre in Gaziantep, where she is reportedly being held and questioned.

"It's a miracle she escaped alive. Tareena realised when she got to Syria she had been a victim of false propaganda from IS," a family friend told the Sun.

"She hoped to escape to an idyllic lifestyle. Instead she found a living hell."

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