A mother who was dubbed the "Empress of ISIS " for leading an all-female death squad has been jailed.
Growing up on a farm in Kansas, Allison Fluke-Ekren, 42, was an "all-American girl" before she did the unthinkable and smuggled her kids to Syria.
The "monster" was slapped with a 20-year sentence after she pleaded guilty to charges connected to her "terrorism crime spree."
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Fluke-Ekren was an ISIS member who moved across war zones in Libya, Iraq, and Syria.
She took on the name Umm Mohammed al-Amriki and soared through the ranks where she eventually became the leader of a battalion called 'Khatiba Nusaybah' in 2017.
The mum taught young girls to use AK-47s, grenades and suicide belts and prepared them for missions such as supporting males to defend ISIS-controlled Raqqa.
"She brainwashed young girls and trained them to kill," said US Attorney Raj Parekh.
"She carved a path of terror, plunging her own children into unfathomable depths of cruelty by physically, psychologically, emotionally and sexually abusing them."
Fluke-Ekren made her daughter Leyla Ekren marry an IS fighter in Syria when she was a mere 13 years old.
Leyla said her mum was motivated by a "lust for control and power."
"I want people to see what kind of person she was," she added.
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"She abandoned me in Raqqa with my rapist."
Meanwhile, her son Gabriel said in a written statement to the courts.
He said: "My mother is a monster who enjoys torturing children for sexual pleasure.
"My mother is a monster very skilled in manipulation and controlling her emotions to her advantage.
"My mother is a monster without love for her children, without an excuse for her actions.
"She has the blood, pain, and suffering of all of her children on her hands."
The DailyMail.com previously reported how she also faked her own death whilst living in Syria and taunted her ex-spouse James Fluke, by telling him their daughter Alaina was dead.
James said: "I hope they lock her up and throw away the key.
"She kidnapped my kids for 10 years. She's manipulative. She always has been.
"She's always wanted the spotlight. There is no way to adequately describe how manipulative she is."
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