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

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

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

The baby died later that day.

Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, confirmed that the infant died at a camp in north Syria.

As the Begum family lawyer emphasised the reports were unconfirmed, others said people in the camp had reported that the baby was still alive.

Javid previously confirmed the baby was a British citizen and said he had considered the child's interest when deciding to revoke Begum's citizenship.

Speaking to the BBC about the conflicting reports, Mr Avid said: "Obviously I don't know whether that news is true or not but what I will say, sadly there are probably many children, obviously perfectly innocent, who have been born in this war zone". "The government will continue to do whatever we can to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and traveling to risky conflict zones".

Last week it was reported that Shamima 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".

It was in reaction to the minister's decision to revoke 19-year-old Begum's British citizenship on security grounds, indicating that she would have the right to acquire Bangladeshi citizenship by virtue of her parents' heritage.

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Begum left London with her two school friends in 2015 to join the so-called Islamic State in Syria, where she has lived with her husband, a Dutch IS fighter, for the last few years.

"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.

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

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

Begum was stripped of her British citizenship last month by Home Secretary Sajid Javid after she expressed her desire to return to the United Kingdom with her baby. CNN has contacted the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office for comment, but has not yet received a reply.

Earlier this week, her father Ahmed Ali, who now lives in Bangladesh, blamed the United Kingdom authorities for failing to prevent Ms Begum fleeing the country on her sister's passport.

The FRO is obliged to consider requests for consular assistance, the letter added.

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