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FBI: Missing James City County children may be overseas

The FBI Norfolk Field Office, the James City County Police Department, along with assistance from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children say Amina Kandil and Belel Kandil disappeared on August 30, 2014.
Credit: National Center of Missing and Exploited Children
Age-enhanced photos of 14-year-old Amina Kandil (left) and 12-year-old Belel Kandil (right)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WVEC) -- Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating two James City County children who have been missing since 2014.

The FBI Norfolk Field Office, the James City County Police Department, along with assistance from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children say Amina Kandil and Belel Kandil disappeared on August 30, 2014. At the time of their disappearance, Amina was 10 and Belel was 8. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has released new age-enhanced photos of the children.

The FBI said the siblings were last seen in the company of their father Ahmed Abdalla Taha Kandil, leaving the United States on a flight out of JFK International Airport bound for Boryspil, Ukraine and then Ataturk, Turkey.

Ahmed Kandil is 46 years old and is a naturalized citizen with dual Egyptian citizenship. Both of his children were born in the United States.

PHOTOS: James City County Children missing since 2014

The children may currently be living in the Alexandria, Cairo, or Giza areas of Egypt, or the Hatay region of Turkey.

Anyone with information about the location of the children is asked to contact the FBI Norfolk Field Office at (757) 455-0100, or tips.fbi.gov, or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678. Tipsters may also contact their closest U.S. embassy or consulate.

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