Two sisters who married ISIS fighters in Syria have their UK citizenship revoked

The wives and children of ISIS fighters are currently being held in a refugee camp in Baghuz, eastern Syria.

Two sisters who married ISIS fighters and are currently being held in a Syrian refugee camp with their five children have had their UK citizenship revoked, the Sunday Times reports.

Zara Iqbal, 28, and Reema, 30, who have five boys between them both all under the age of eight, have had their UK nationality removed after marrying ISIS fighters who were involved in the murder of western hostages.

It is believed the sisters left for Syria with their parents in 2013.

The Home Office said it does not comment on individual cases, but a spokesman said: “Any decisions to deprive individuals of their citizenship are based on all available evidence and not taken lightly.”

Zara was heavily pregnant with her second child when she left for Syria and later gave birth to a third child.

Reema has two sons, one of whom was born in Britain.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid was criticised on Saturday for stripping Ms Shamima Begum, 19, of her UK citizenship after it emerged her three-week-old baby son had died in a Syrian refugee camp.

Ms Begum left east London to live under ISIS in 2015 when she was aged 15 with two other friends.

When she was found by a Sunday Times reporter in a refugee camp last month, she asked to be allowed back into the UK for the safety of her newborn baby.

A medical certificate showed that baby Jarrah died of pneumonia.

Ms Begum is currently stateless, with Bangladesh saying that she does not hold dual nationality and the she would not be allowed entry to the country.

Her family lawyer has written a letter to the Home Office asking for “mercy” in reconsidering the revocation of Ms Begum’s citizenship.

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