Above: Rami Odeh in 2008

Above: Sami Odeh in 2008

Rami and Sami Odeh

Last seen in Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom on December 5, 2008

Vital statistics: Rami is a white male. He was born on October 28, 2005. Black hair, brown eyes. Was three at the time. Sami is a white male. He was born on December 3, 2001. Black hair, brown eyes. Was seven at the time.

Circumstances: They were abducted by their non-custodial father, Bassam Odeh. A photo and vital statistics are posted below. He had a visitation with them on the above date but did not return them to their mother, Yusra Abo Hamed. He later sent her a text message saying they were not returning to the UK, and it was later confirmed they flew to Syria. She appeared in Syrian court in January 2009 in an attempt to have her sons returned, but Odeh never showed up. They may still be in Damascus, Syria, or have traveled to Jordan, Lebanon, or the United Arab Emirates.

Above: Bassam Odeh in 2008

Vital statistics: White (Syrian) male. Graying black hair, brown eyes. He is balding and wears glasses. He has previously worked as a doctor. Was forty-eight at the time.

If you have any information as to the Odeh childrens' whereabouts, please contact the NCA at 0800-234-6034. Any information received can be kept confidential.

Information used to compile this casefile came from the following resources:
Global Missing Child Network
The Doe Network
Mirror Online
The Telegraph
BBC News
Birmingham Live

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