Shamima Begum’s baby son has died

Home Secretary Sajid Javid decided to strip Begum of her British citizenship. Pic: Wikimedia Commons

The son of former IS teenager, Shamima Begum – who left London to join the Islamic State group – has died after falling ill at a refugee camp, according to a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces.

The death of less than three-week-old Jarrah, was confirmed on Friday by the group who runs the camp. He died from a lung infection on March 7 in a hospital.

Begum arrived at the al-Hol camp in February when she was eight months pregnant. She gave birth to her son a month later, having already lost two children.

As her son was born before her citizenship was stripped, he was a British citizen.

The British teenager left her home in Tower Hamlets when she was 15 and fled to Syria to join ISIS.

Begum had her citizenship revoked when she applied to return to live in the UK to give birth to her then unborn child.

International Rescue Committee, which operates at al-Hol Camp said it was now at “breaking point” after announcing that 100 people have died over the past two months on their way to camp or soon after arriving, two-thirds being children.

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