'Baby of British Daesh bride dies in Syria'

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Shamima's lawyer Mohammed Akunjee said: "We have strong but as yet unconfirmed reports that Shamima Begum's son has died".

While Home Secretary Javid confirmed Begum's son was a British citizen, he said it would be "incredibly difficult" to facilitate the return of a child from Syria.

Ms Begum had earlier discussed her fears that she could lose the boy, saying: "This is really not a place to raise children, this camp".

Shadow Home Secretary Dianne Abbott said the death of baby Jarrah was a "tragedy that might have been avoided".

The baby of schoolgirl ISIS bride Shemima Begum died of pneumonia, according to reports that say Syrian Democratic Forces now confirm the death of the 3-week-old boy.

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After giving interviews to the media in which she said she did not regret traveling to Syria and had not been fazed by the sight of severed heads, she asked to be able to return to London to bring up her baby. "The government will continue to do whatever we can to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and traveling to unsafe conflict zones". The UK Home Office said it did not comment on individual cases, adding that "decisions to withdraw citizenship from individuals were evidence-based and not taken lightly".

When Begum first started speaking to reporters more than three weeks ago, she said the first two children she had given birth to since joining the extremist group had died of malnutrition and other ailments.

A child born to a British parent before they are deprived of their citizenship would still be considered British.

Javid, during a weekend of criticism, was accused of moral cowardice and "treating the United Kingdom as a banana republic" in pursuit of his leadership ambitions after the death of Jarrah, Begum's son.

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

Shamima Begum pictured in a photo held by her sister.

The disclosure came amid a political row over the death of a 3-week-old baby whose teenage mother had been stripped of her British citizenship last month. "This is callous and inhumane".

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".

If the mother & baby had been brought home, the mother Shamima Begum would have faced British justice, but the baby might have lived. "I don't know if my Mum every got me a Pakistani passport or not, I've never been to Pakistan", she told The Telegraph.

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Interior minister Sajid Javid revoked her citizenship amid security fears, but has been criticised for not doing more to help her son.

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