British ISIS bride Shamima Begum's newborn son has died in Syria

British ISIS bride Shamima Begum's newborn son has died in Syria

British ISIS bride Shamima Begum's newborn son has died in Syria

Begum was just 15-years-old when she left her home in London to join up with the jihadist group in 2015.

Last week, Mr Akunjee claimed Begum and her son Jerah, named after a 7th century Islamic warlord, had been moved from the refugee camp where he was born after they were "threatened".

She said she wanted to return to the United Kingdom, but the Home Office stripped her of her British citizenship.

Begum's child, Jarrah, passed away following what appeared to be a lung infection, the BBC reported a local paramedic as saying.

Akunjee has argued that Begum should be treated as a victim, while the British government was less sympathetic, later stripping her of her British citizenship.

Begum married Yago Riedijk, a Dutch fighter for IS who surrendered to Syrian fighters and was being held in a Kurdish detention center in northeastern Syria.

"We have strong but as yet unconfirmed reports that Shamima Begum's son has died".

Her family, who pledged to appeal against the decision, also wrote to Mr Javid pleading with him to allow a safe passage for the boy to come to the UK.

Knew risks’ Shamima Begum
Knew risks’ Shamima Begum

Miss Begum entered the Al-Hol camp for displaced Daesh families in Syria's north after fleeing the brutal fighting that was taking place in the group's last stronghold of Baghuz, on the east bank of the Euphrates river.

In a letter responding to Renu Begum, the Home Office said it was a matter for the Foreign Office and she would have to confirm she was authorised to make a request for consular assistance on her behalf.

The 19-year-old said the Home Office decision was "kind of heartbreaking to read" and "hard to swallow".

He said that the family had wanted to establish communications with Begum to find out what happened to her baby, adding: "This innocent baby was let down". Shamima Begum carries the burden of her actions but her newborn baby carried no burden whatsoever.

Her citizenship was revoked last month, seemingly dashing her hopes of returning back to London.

The development comes after British officials ruled out any effort inside Syria to extract Shamima and her child.

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.

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