Family of 12 from Luton who left the UK to join ISIS are now dead

The entire Mannan family are believed to have died in Syria. [Photo: PA]

A family of 12 from Luton who left Britain to live under ISIS in Syria have all died.

The entire family had not been seen after failing to return from a family holiday to Bangladesh in 2015.

Three sons from the Mannan family were killed fighting for ISIS while another seven – including three young children – were killed in an airstrike.

The elderly parents both died of natural causes.

When they left the UK 2015, it was reported that Minera Khatun had cancer and her husband Muhammad Mannan had diabetes.

It is believed the family stopped in Turkey on their way home from Bangladesh before entering Syria.

A statement from relatives back in Britain in 2015 said they were “devastated” and the disappearance was “out of character”, as Bedfordshire Police issued photos of the family to try and trace them.

Mr Mannan’s son Shalim told the Mail Online: “They are all dead. It’s over, finished. We had been trying to find out for some time what had happened to them and it was only confirmed to us recently from Syria.

“It’s a tragic end and we have drawn a line under it all and are now trying to get on with our lives.”

On leaving Britain, the family included Muhammed Abdul Mannan, 75, and his wife Minera Khatun, 53, their daughter Rajia Khanom, 21, and sons Mohammed Zayd Hussain, 25, Mohammed Toufique Hussain, 19, Mohammed Abil Kashem Saker, 31, and his wife Sheida Khanam, 27.

Joining them were extended family members Mohammed Saleh Hussain, 26, and his wife Roshanara Begum, 24, along with three children, aged between one and 11.

The family was reported missing to police by two sons, understood to be Mr Mannan’s from a previous marriage, who currently reside in Luton.

Speaking back in 2015, a community leader said he had known the family for 35 years, with Mr Mannan praying at the local mosque regularly.

The Mannan’s family home in Luton is being rented out and neighbours said that they had also been informed by relatives that the entire family is now dead.

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