ISIS bride Shamima Begum is understood to have nursed injured jihadi fighters before they returned to the front, according to reports.
Sources told the Daily Mirror that during her first year with the terror group, Shamima was sent to work in a hospital in the former ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria.
Anthony Loyd – The Times Shamima Begum is understood to have nursed injured jihadi fighters before they returned to the front
The teen aided the terrorists by cleaning wards and washing bedsheets, according to the paper.
But after several months she reportedly changed dressings and nursed fighters with bullet and blast wounds.
A security source told the Mirror: “We have intelligence from people on the ground.
“We know that in her first year in Raqqa she worked in the hospital treating ISIS fighters, while her husband mounted attacks on US-led coalition forces.
“Women worked as cleaners, cooks and ad hoc nurses in the hospital where IS soldiers that had a chance of recovery were patched up – those badly injured were shot dead. Latterly, she worked more closely with patients.’NURSED WOUNDED TERRORISTS’
“We are not clear if Begum worked as a volunteer or was forced, but she willingly flew to Turkey and got across the border to join ISIS.”
New details about her time with the terror group emerged as her family announced Shamima is challenging the decision to strip her UK citizenship.
Her family have written to the Home Secretary saying they will be supporting the teen mum as she takes the fight for her status to the British courts.
In the letter, written by Shamima’s oldest sister Renu, the family admit they have been “shocked and appalled at the vile comments” the 19-year-old has made in recent days.
They claim the teen has been in the “thrall” of a “murderous and misogynistic cult” for four years now and “her exploitation at their hands has fundamentally damaged her”.
Shamima left east London in 2015 to join the terror group and is currently living in a refugee camp in northern Syria.
She gave birth to a baby boy a few days ago and has said she wants to return to the UK.
Her family have also asked Home Secretary Sajid Javid to help bring her new born son to Britain.
FAMILY WANT TO BRING SHAMIMA’S BABY HOME
“We hope you understand our position in this respect and why we must, therefore, assist Shamima in challenging your decision to take away the one thing that is her only hope at rehabilitation, her British citizenship,” the letter states.
“Shamima’s status will now be a matter for our British courts to decide in due course.
“We seek solace in the fact that the institution of our courts as independent arbitrators of this nation’s laws have served as a bastion of good practice to the world.
“My family trusts that this institution will properly perform its functions and entrusts Shamima’s future to its decision-making process.”
ISIS BRIDE BEGS FOR MERCY
Shamima has said she is “willing to change” her ways while pleading for “mercy” from Britain.
The 19-year-old also claims her newborn son Jerah is so sick she will not allow him to return to the UK without her.
“I am struggling to get my supplies in right now,” she told Sky News correspondent John Sparks while speaking from Syria.
“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.”
In a message to British politicians the teen said: “I would like them to re-evaluate my case with a bit more mercy in their heart, you know.”
‘I AM WILLING TO CHANGE’
When asked by the Sky journalist if she could be rehabilitated following her time with the terror group, she replied: “I am willing to change.”
The young mum also said she has no desire to go to Bangladesh – who don’t want her anyway.
She said: “I don’t have anything there, another language, I have never even seen the place, I don’t know why people are offering that to me.”
Earlier today it was claimed Begum could be handed a backdoor route to return to the UK as her baby is British.
I would like them to re-evaluate my case with a bit more mercy in their heart, you knowShamima Begum
Immigration lawyers have said Begum could use her son’s nationality to accompany him back to Britain.
However, it’s also been reported Begum could be stuck in her squalid refugee camp for two years after Britain and Holland also battle to keep her away from their borders.
She fled her home in Bethnal Green, East London, in 2015 to join Islamic State but gave birth to a baby boy over the weekend.
Begum had been begging to come back to the UK to raise Jerah, but her hopes appeared to be dashed when the Home Office stripped her British citizenship.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the government had to make “tough decisions” to keep the UK safe, adding: “There must be consequences for those that back terror.”
However, he admitted returning jihadists can’t always be prosecuted over what they’ve done in the Middle East as it’s so hard to gather evidence.
He continued: “Then let’s say they’re in the UK and they radicalise others, they groom others, they carry out a terrorist attack themselves or incite others to do that.
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“What about the danger and risk to the country of that?
“What about the impact on community cohesion if people come back to the country and use that to radicalise others? I have to weigh that up too.
“These are people who chose to leave the UK and join a terrorist organisation that hates the UK and everyone who lives in the UK.”
Begum claims her newborn baby was too sick to return to the UK without her
ITV News Shamima Begum is shown the Home Office letter revoking her British citizenship at a camp in Syria
Sky News During her first year with the terror group, Shamima was sent to work in a hospital in the former ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in northern Syria
EPA Shamima left east London in 2015 to join the terror group
Getty – Contributor A displaced Syrian woman walks through Begum’s squalid Syrian refugee camp
Reuters The Brit joined ISIS in Syria at 15 and now wants to return with her son, Jerah
Runaway ISIS bride Shamima Begum spoke to Sky from a tent at a refugee camp in Syria
ISIS bride Shamima Begum moans it’s ‘unjust’ after being stripped of British citizenship