IS bride Shamima Begum's baby boy has died, SDF confirms to ITV News

Submitted by  testing at 8 March 2019 in  News

The baby of Islamic State bride Shamima Begum has died, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have confirmed to ITV News. The boy, named Jarrah, died on Thursday due to "breathing problems". Ms Begum, 19, gave birth to Jarrah in a refugee camp in the middle of February, having already lost two children. The teenager's IS fighter husband, Yago Riedijk, 27, is being held in a Kurdish-run detention centre in northern Syria. Ms Begum and her baby had been held in the refugee camp of Al-Hol after fleeing the town of Baghouz, the last remaining area held by so-called Islamic State as the caliphate crumbles. However, last week it was reported that Ms Begum and Jarrah had been moved from the camp in the north of Syria to another closer to the Iraqi border after the pair were "threatened" by others in the camp, her family's lawyer said. After giving numerous interviews to UK media following her discovery in Al-Hol by a journalist from The Times, Ms Begum said she regretted speaking to the media and wished she had kept a low profile. It was reported that Ms Begum was moved to a different camp as she had received death threats from others in Al-Hol after speaking out about her plight. The SDF is an alliance of Kurdish, Arab and Assyrian/Syriac militias who are fighting to get rid of the last vestiges of so-called Islamic State's caliphate.

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