ISIS bride Shamima Begum stitched explosive vests onto suicide bombers, spy chiefs have claimed.
The Brit teen was reportedly seen helping to sew the devices onto the would-be bombers so they could not be removed without detonation.
ITV Press Handout Shamima Begum asked to return to the UK after giving birth to her baby
PA:Press Association Shamima Begum is pictured as a 15-year-old before she fled to Syria to join ISIS
Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Sajid Javid have both been passed on the intelligence, the Mail on Sunday reported.
A senior intelligence source told the paper: “She was involved and her former comrades have grassed her. She was literally stitching the vests, stitching them into the vests.”
The teen spent three years with the terror cell after fleeing the UK aged just 15 – previously claiming she had been “just a housewife” during her time with the murderous cult.
She only resurfaced earlier this year – with the 19-year-old begging to return to give birth to her third child. The baby, Jarrah, has since passed away.
Despite her pleas to come home, the Home Office revoked her citizenship.
She was literally stitching the vests, stitching them into the vestsSenior intelligence source
Shamima had previously said she was not part of ISIS’ murderous plans, saying: “When I went to Syria, I was just a housewife.
“I just stayed at home and looked after my kids. I didn’t do anything dangerous.
“I never made propaganda, I never encouraged people to come to Syria. They don’t have proof that I did anything dangerous.”
But she also revealed she wasn’t “fazed” when she saw severed heads in bins during her time with the jihadis.
In her first interview after resurfacing, the teen had calmly brushed off the experience as part of her “normal” life with the fundamentalists.
She also said she didn’t regret her decision to join the murderous cult.
Her ISIS fighter husband Yago Riedijk – currently held in a Kurdish-run jail – earlier claimed he wanted to take her and his baby to the Netherlands.
CAN SHE RETURN?
On February 19, Home Secretary Javid stripped Shamima of her British citizenship.
The Home Office had claimed she has dual British-Bangladesh nationality due to her parents being from Bangladesh.
On March 20, 2019, her family formally started their legal challenge to reverse Sajid Javid’s decision to strip the ISIS bride of her UK citizenship.
The family will argue the Home Secretary’s decision was unfair because hundreds of other Brits who joined the terror group have been allowed to return.
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It comes as jihadi brides like the teenager could face up to ten years in jail if they return to the UK under laws that come into force today.
The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 creates a criminal offence of entering or remaining in terror hot-spots overseas.
Dubbed “Shamima’s Law”, it was unveiled by ministers last year in a bid to boost powers to tackle the threat from foreign fighters.
The teen had previously said she was not phased by seeing severed heads in a bin
SHAMIMA Begum, Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase are thought to have crossed into Syria from Turkey to join Islamic State
PA:Press Association CCTV picture of Kadiza Sultana, 16 (left), Shamima Begum,15 (centre) and an un-named 15-year-old at Gatwick airport
London schoolgirl Shamima Begum on her way to join the Islamic State group in 2015
PA:Press Association Prime Minister Theresa May has been passed on the claims from spies, it has been reported
AFP or licensors Britain’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid was also briefed
Brit Isis bride Shamima Begum faces up to a life outside the UK in first interview after losing third baby
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