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Jihadi bride Shamima Begum's baby may have died, says family lawyer; Kurdish forces deny


LONDON: The Kurdish forces protecting Islamic State (ISIS) households in northern Syria have denied studies that the baby child of Shamima Begum, a Bangladeshi-origin London schoolgirl who fled the UK to join the Islamic State (ISIS) terror workforce, can have died in a refugee camp in the area.

In a message posted on social media on Friday, the teenager's family legal professional Mohammed Akunjee stated the family has gained unconfirmed studies from inside of her refugee camp in the Middle East that her newborn son named Jerah has kicked the bucket.

"We have strong but as yet unconfirmed reports that Shamima Begum's son has died. He was a British citizen," Akunjee said on Twitter.

As the child was born whilst Begum was nonetheless a British nationwide, his status remains that of a British nationwide.

However, the document was countered soon after through a spokesperson for the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is protecting Begum and thousands of different ISIS family members.

"Leaks said that ISIS bride Shamima's son died are fake. The baby is alive and healthy," wrote Mustafa Bali, according to Akunjee's message on Twitter.

The legal professional has steered Bali to contact the family at once for "confirmation of the situation".

The conflicting studies of the child's well-being follow a plea from Begum's London-based family to UK house secretary Sajid Javid to assist them in bringing the child back to the UK according to his rights as a British citizen.

It was in response to the minister's resolution to revoke 19-year-old Begum's British citizenship on safety grounds, indicating that she would have the suitable to acquire Bangladeshi citizenship through virtue of her folks' heritage.

"My number one job is to do whatever I can to keep this country safe," Javid had stated remaining month whilst announcing the revocation of citizenship.

Begum's son was born on February 17, days after she was tracked down heavily-pregnant through in a refugee camp in Syria.

She instructed reporters on the time that she had already misplaced two young children - one to malnutrition and any other to ill-health - all over her time with ISIS and pleaded with the UK executive to permit her and her new-born child to go back to the Britain.

"I would like them to re-evaluate my case with a bit more mercy in their heart. I am willing to change," she stated, following the revocation of her citizenship.

She was 15 when she fled to join ISIS in February 2015 and married Dutch ISIS recruit Yago Riedijk as a so-called jihadi bride. Her 27-year-old husband, who's being held in a Kurdish detention centre in north-eastern Syria, lately stated in a media interview that he sought after his wife and child to be allowed to go back to the Netherlands.

Both the Netherlands and Bangladesh have since denied that Begum would have a proper to access into either country.

Earlier this week, her father Ahmed Ali, who now lives in Bangladesh, blamed the UK authorities for failing to forestall Begum fleeing the rustic on her sister's passport.


"The British immigration system is very informed, the most informed system in the world. I always say how did (Shamima) get there using another person's passport? She doesn't even have her own passport. These matters should be investigated," the 60-year-old stated, urging the UK to permit his daughter to go back and face the British criminal gadget.


Under global law, the UK can revoke a citizenship of a British nationwide only if the individual would no longer be made stateless. Begum's British citizenship was revoked at the grounds that she is eligible for citizenship of Bangladesh till the age of 21 through her folks' Bangladeshi dual nationality.


But Bangladesh's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has since dominated out this sort of possibility of her being thought to be for Bangladeshi citizenship.


Begum is currently believed to be in a refugee camp nearer to the Iraqi border after being got rid of from the Al-Hol camp in the north of Syria because of alleged threats following the global media attention she attracted.


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