Newly Born Baby of IS Teenager Shamima Begum has Died

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It would have been too unsafe for United Kingdom officials to rescue the baby of 19-year-old Shamima Begum from Syria, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday. "Shamima knew when she made the decision to join Daesh, she was going into a country where there was no embassy, there was no consular assistance, and I'm afraid those decisions, bad though it is, they do have consequences", he said.

Ms Begum's sister Renu said she had sent a letter to Mr Javid, adding that the baby was "the one true innocent and should not lose the privilege of being raised in the safety of this country". She had left the United Kingdom when she was a teenager but pleaded to be allowed back so that her unborn baby could be taken care of.

The BBC said he had pneumonia, citing a medical certificate.

Recently, a woman named Shamima Begum had her United Kingdom citizenship revoked after she left Britain to become a jihadi bride.

She had left Bethnal Green in east London with two other schoolgirls to join the IS terror group in February 2015.

The Foreign Secretary shed light on his plans after it was reported that two further women married into the terror group have been stripped of their United Kingdom citizenship while being held in detention camps with their children.

"The tragic death of Shamima Begum's baby, Jarrah, is a stain on the conscience of this government", Labour's home affairs spokesman Diane Abbott said.

"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 BBC reports, the Home Office refused to comment on individual cases, adding that decisions to strip citizenships were "evidence-based and not taken lightly".

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He said it was clear 19-year-old Begum "holds abhorrent views", but called her a child who was a product of British society.

"The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has consistently advised against travel to Syria since April 2011".

The paper quoted legal sources, naming the women as Reema Iqbal, 30, and her sister Zara, 28, whose parents are originally from Pakistan.

Head of policy, advocacy and campaigns at the charity Save the Children Kirsty McNeill said, "all children associated with IS are victims of the conflict and must be treated as such".

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.

A mass exodus from the jihadists' last redoubt in eastern Syria has sparked a humanitarian emergency, as the SDF leads an offensive to smash the last remnants of the IS territory.

The family is believed to be in either Al Hol camp or another facility at Ain Issa in Syria.

Since December, at least 100 people have died en route to the camp or shortly after arriving, mostly children under five, the IRC said.

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