Shamima Begum: Syrian forces deny reports IS bride's baby has died

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Jeremy Hunt has vowed to save the children of Brit ISIS fighters where possible

Britain stripped Begum of her citizenship last month despite her wishes to return to the country, although the government hinted her newborn son could be treated differently.

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

However, a spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the baby was alive and healthy.

After the baby's health deteriorated on Thursday, medical staff from the Kurdish Red Crescent transferred the mother and baby from al-Hawl camp to the main hospital in al-Hasakah City in northern Syria.

The U.K. stripped Begum of her citizenship under the British Nationality Act, but Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the decision wouldn't have applied to Jarrah.

Ms Begum said she had previously lost two other children and named her new son Jarrah after her firstborn.

When she gave birth to her son just a few days later, her comments had already sparked a huge debate on whether she and her child should be repatriated.

Earlier this week, Mr Akanke tweeted a screenshot of the reply that they had received from the Home Office.

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Miss Begum entered the Al-Hol camp for displaced Daesh families in Syria's north after fleeing the brutal fighting that was taking place in the group's last stronghold of Baghuz, on the east bank of the Euphrates river.

Shamima previously spoke of her "shock" at the "unjust" decision of the United Kingdom government to remove her British citizenship.

In a day of conflicting reports about the baby's fate, lawyer Tasnime Akunjee tweeted that he had "strong but as yet unconfirmed reports that Shamima Begum's son has died".

The letter asked Begum's family to make her aware of the decision and of her right to appeal.

The Sun reported that Shamima, who wants to return to the United Kingdom but has been stripped of her British citizenship, had received death threats since speaking out about her plight.

Javid has previously suggested that children of jihadists who lose their citizenship could still be British.

Ms Begum's British citizenship was revoked on the grounds that she is eligible for citizenship of Bangladesh until the age of 21 through her parents' Bangladeshi dual nationality.

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