Shamima Begum's baby boy has died

Shamima Begum

Friday, March 8, 2019

The baby of Islamic State runaway Shamima Begum has died in a Syrian hospital, according to local health workers.

Ms Begum, 19, gave birth to the boy in a refugee camp in the middle of February, having already lost two children.

The child, named Jarrah, is believed to have died yesterday.

 

 

Ms Begum was 15 when she and two other schoolgirls went to join the terror group in February 2015.

She resurfaced heavily-pregnant in a refugee camp in northern Syria last month and spoke of her desire to return to the UK, as the self-styled caliphate collapsed.

On February 17, her family announced the boy's birth and said they believed he was "in good health".