Shamima Begum’s son confirmed dead and cause of his death revealed

ISIS bride Shamima Begum’s son has been confirmed dead by the Syrian Democratic Forces.

The boy – named Jarrah – died at around 1.30pm yesterday after being brought to hospital with respiratory issues, according to the BBC.

Jarrah, who was just over three weeks old, developed a lung infection and his skin had a ‘blue tinge’.

Medics placed the sick child on a respirator and a drip but he later died from his condition.

Ms Begum was alongside Jarrah when he passed away but no doctor was present, it is understood.

Both Ms Begum and her baby were taken back to the Al-Hol camp for the boy’s burial.

His child’s death was confirmed to ITV News by a Syrian Democratic Forces source.

Earlier, Begum’s family lawyer, Mohammed T Akunjee, said there were "strong" reports that the teenager’s baby had died.

Mr Akunjee posted on Twitter: "We have strong but as yet unconfirmed reports that Shamima Begums son has died . He was a British Citizen."

A spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces initially denied the claims on Twitter and said the baby was still alive. This post was later deleted.

Ms Begum gave birth to her son Jarrah at a refugee camp in the country last month but he suffered from ill-health.

Begum has previously said her child is "all I have".

Begum, who gave birth last month, was 15 when she fled east London to travel to the war-torn country to marry an Islamic State fighter in 2015.

Now aged 19, she recently resurfaced at a refugee camp and told reporters that she desperately wanted to come home with her newborn, Jarrah.

The teenager had already given birth to two other children, who died as infants.

She had begged to return to Britain with her third child for a "second chance", insisting she was "not that stupid 15-year-old girl that left the UK".

However, British Home Secretary Sajid Javid revoked her citizenship.

Today, Labour MP Stella Creasy said Mr Javid should look into the reports of Jarrah’s death "as a matter of urgency".

There is currently a furore over Begum’s status, with her father, Ahmed Ali, saying this week that his daughter’s citizenship should not be cancelled.

The jihadi bride had last month revealed that her baby son was unwell.  However, she didn’t want the youngster to return to the UK alone.

She told Sky correspondent John Sparks: "I am struggling to get my supplies in right now. I don’t have a card because they lost my card, so I have to run around to take care of my son now, when I am sick.

"I am not getting my stuff."

She also asked Britain to "re-evaluate" her case "with a bit more mercy".

Begum is married to ISIS fighter Yago Riedijk, a Dutch Muslim convert whom she wed just 10 days after fleeing to Syria to join the caliphate.

She has said she still loves Riedijk "very much", telling The Times he treated her "really well" and was "the best thing" about life under ISIS.

Riedijk, who grew up in a "lovely" middle-class family in the eastern Netherlands, had reportedly wanted to take her and Jarrah back to the country.

In a recent interview, the 27-year-old admitted to fighting for ISIS, but said he now wished to return to his homeland with his wife and child.

He is currently being held in a Kurdish detention centre in north-eastern Syria.

He faces six years in prison if he returns to the Netherlands

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