An ISIS terrorist is asking Russian authorities to rescue his seriously-ill daughter from the border of Turkey and war-torn Syria.
Habib Abukarov, 30, from the Republic of Dagestan in south-western Russia left his native country with his two daughters to join an ISIS terrorist camp in Syria.
But one of the girls fell ill en route and Mr Abukarov and his daughters are now living rough on the Turkish side of the border.
Abukarov, who is on national and international wanted lists, still wants to go into Syria to join up with ISIS.
But he fears there would be no medical help there for his daughter so his family are pleading with the Russian government for help.
Mr Abukarov's mother-in-law flew out to Turkey to try to bring the girls home but she had no documents for them and had to leave them behind.
The woman, named only as Sagidat in the Russian media, said her granddaughters were living in awful conditions, sleeping rough on the streets when they could not find anywhere else.
She has begun work to claim legal custody of the girls, which would enable her to bring them home, but says the process is lengthy.
Her case has now been taken up by the Commissioner for Children's Rights in Dagestan, Marina Ezhova, who said the ill girl required urgent medical attention.
Ms Ezhova said: "There is information that the girl has kidney stones, she suffers from seizures. She might need immediate hospitalisation.
"Currently the custody documents are almost ready, and the grandmother will become an official representative of the children."
As soon as the documents are ready, the girls will be able to return to Russia with the help of the Russian Council in Istanbul.
The case has sparked a fierce debate in Russia over whether the country should help the children of a terrorist.
Netizen 'Remzi ahmedov' said: "Let them stay where he took them. And then the daughter will be treated there, and he will calmly kill other children."
'Luciana Povorotti' added: "So the father will not bring his own daughter back to Russia because he would rather join a terrorist organisation?"
And 'Elena Elena' complained: "The daughter will take someone else's place in the queue for treatment, we are all standing in line."
But others were more sympathetic, including 'Vasily Gelashvili' who countered: "This ill girl is a Russian, she is ours, and she too will have to stand in line."
And 'Petr Evgrafov' agreed: "Of course, it is necessary to help the child. It's not the children's fault that their father is a moron."