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Baby of British-born Islamic State teen bride dies in Syria

Baby of British-born Islamic State teen bride dies in Syria

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

Nineteen-year-old Shamima Begum left London as a schoolgirl in 2015 to join the terrorist group but made worldwide news last month after she was banned from returning to Britain.

Tasnime Akunjee, a lawyer representing Begum's family, confirmed the baby's death on Twitter.

"It is against worldwide law to make someone stateless, and now an innocent child has died as a result of a British woman being stripped of her citizenship", she tweeted.

As the baby was born while Begum was still a British national, his status remains that of a British national.

He said he had considered the child's wellbeing when deciding to revoke her citizenship.

"To now blame Britain, the country she denounced, is disgusting".

Begum's Dutch husband Yago Riedijk, who was a so-called Islamic State fighter, told British broadcaster Sky that both of them had been brainwashed by the group.

"The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has consistently advised against travel in Syria since April 2011", said the spokesperson, according to the Independent.

As the baby was born while Begum was still a British national, his status was that of a British national and Begum's London-based family had written to Mr Javid to assist them in bringing the baby back to the United Kingdom based on his rights as a British citizen.

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Debate raged over Ms Begum's desire to return after she resurfaced in a refugee camp last month and said she wanted to return to Britain as the self-styled caliphate collapsed.

In Begum's case, Javid had previously told British Parliament that "children should not suffer, so if a parent does lose their British citizenship, it does not affect the rights of their child".

Begum's family is challenging the U.K.'s decision to revoke her citizenship.

In an interview with the BBC after the birth of Jarrah, Ms Begum said she did not regret travelling to Syria - although she added that she did not agree with everything the IS group had done.

He said today: "She has done wrong, I apologise to everyone as her father, to the British people, I am sorry for Shamima's doing".

Similarly on Friday Switzerland said it will not help bring home adult citizens who joined ISIS in Syria and Iraq, insisting national security was paramount.

"I'm scared this baby is going to get sick in this camp", she told the newspaper.

SDF spokesperson Mustefa Bali confirmed the death to AFP late on Friday but declined to specify how or when it happened.

The family has expressed its own shock at her lack of repentance, but proceeded with a legal challenge to the government's move to strip Begum of her British citizenship.

Three week old Jarrah's death certificate said he'd died of pneumonia.