There is a place ready for Anna Campbell, next to where her mother’s ashes were scattered, in St John’s churchyard on the same Sussex street where she grew up. But her grieving family, crushed by the sorrow of losing 26-year-old Anna to a missile strike in northern Syria last year, can’t even lay her to rest — because they have not been allowed to reclaim her body. Her elder sister, Hester, a yoga teacher with three young children, says that because they have not had a death certificate, nor been able to bury Anna, she can find no end to her profound grief. Weeping, Hester explains: ‘I had this fantasy for ages that Anna was hiding, that she was only missing but wasn’t gone. I really wanted that to be true. ‘I would be looking for her and I would think I saw her some place; catch the back of someone’s head that looked a bit like Anna. The family of Anna Campbell, 26, (pictured) revealed the pain of being unable to lay her body to rest, 19 months after she was killed in Syria ‘I understand what it must be like for a family when they have a missing person,… Read full this story
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We just want to bring our brave girl’s body home: Aged just 26, Anna Campbell was the first British woman to die fighting Isis. But 19 months on, her grief-stricken family still face a battle of their own have 473 words, post on www.dailymail.co.uk at October 30, 2019. This is cached page on Movie Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.