'Strong reports' IS teen bride's baby has died

UK Foreign Secretary Defends Move to Not Rescue Shamima Begum's Baby Says Would Have Been Too Dangerous

UK Foreign Secretary Defends Move to Not Rescue Shamima Begum's Baby Says Would Have Been Too Dangerous

ISIS bride Shamima Begum baby has died in Syria following the British government's decision to revoke her citizenship, her lawyer has claimed.

It told them that the possibility of bringing the baby to the United Kingdom was a matter for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and that they would need permission from Ms Begum. "He was a British citizen".

The paramedic, working for the Kurdish Red Crescent in and around the camp where Ms Begum had been staying, said the baby had been suffering from breathing difficulties and a lung infection.

The Sun reported that Shamima, who wants to return to the United Kingdom but has been stripped of her British citizenship, had received death threats since speaking out about her plight.

Her sister Renu had sent a letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid calling for Jarrah to be brought to the UK.

"My number one job is to do whatever I can to keep this country safe", Mr Javid had said last month when announcing the revocation of citizenship.

Her son was born on 17 February.

Mohammed T Akunjee, who represented the family of the 19-year-old who left Britain to marry an ISIS fighter several years ago, posted on his Twitter account: "We have strong but as yet unconfirmed reports that Shamima Begums son has died".

She also said that she never sought to be an IS "poster girl" and simply wished to raise her child quietly in the UK.

Ms Begum was 15 when she and two other schoolgirls went to join the terror group in February 2015, and married Yago Riedijk, now 27, shortly afterwards.

Shamima's family pleaded for the mother and her child to be allowed to come back to Britain.

She resurfaced heavily-pregnant at the Syrian refugee camp last month and spoke of her desire to return to the United Kingdom, as the self-styled caliphate collapsed.

"The British immigration system is very informed, the most informed system in the world". I'm scared that this baby's going to get sick in this camp. She doesn't even have her own passport.

It has been claimed that Ms Begum has received death threats from other jihadi brides as she is thought to have disgraced their cause and ideals. "He was a British Citizen".

But Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs has since ruled out such a possibility of her being considered for Bangladeshi citizenship.

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