A young Walthamstow woman is encouraging girls to travel to Syria and marry Islamic State fighters, it has been claimed.

Tooba Gondal, a former pupil of Kelmscott School, in Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, is reportedly working in Daesh-controlled territory under the name Umm Muthanna Al Britaniyah.

Using various Twitter accounts, since arriving in Syria in around January 2015, Gondal has developed a following among other young women.

The 22-year-old has reportedly attempted to coax several British girls to travel to the conflict zone and join IS.

It is believed Gondal was involved in a plot to lure an undercover reporter, posing as a teenage girl, to Syria last year.

Using the name Fatima, it is claimed Gondal told the report to travel from Britain to Switzerland, before moving onwards towards the Turkish border with Syria.

The reporter was then told they would be smuggled into IS-controlled territory before being married to a jihadi.

Gondal, the daughter of a businessman, is believed to have married Abu Abbas al-Lubnani, a Lebanese ISIS fighter who attempted to recruit British citizens for the terror group online in 2014.

He was killed while fighting in Syria in August last year.

The news follows claims fellow Walthamstow jihadi, Siddhartha Dhar, also known as Abu Rumaysah, was the masked executioner in an IS video showing the murder of five hostages in January.

The 32-year-old is thought to have risen through the ranks to become one of the group’s senior commanders, after fleeing to Syria with his wife and four children in 2014.

Dhar who has been dubbed “the new Jihadi John”, was arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism after a probe into banned extremist group al-Muhajiroun.

He was able to board a coach from London to Paris and escape the country despite being ordered to hand in his passport.