UK strips 2 more “IS brides” of citizenship


    The UK has stripped two more women of their citizenship, after they left the country to join the Islamic State.

    According to the BBC, the women are currently being held in Syrian camps with their young children.

    The Sunday Times quotes legal sources who name the women as 30 year old Reema Iqbal and her sister, 28 year old Zara, from east London.

    The newspaper says Reema and Zara left for Syria in 2013 after marrying IS fighters.

    They are now living in separate refugee camps in Syria and between them, they have five boys under the age of eight.

    Their parents are originally from Pakistan, but it is not known if they have dual nationality.

    While the UK Home Office says it did not comment on individual cases, it adds that decisions to withdraw citizenship from individuals were evidence-based and not taken lightly.

    This news comes on the heels of news that the newborn son of 19 year old Shamima Begum has died of pneumonia at a camp in Syria.

    Shamima tried to return to the UK but had her citizenship revoked after she left London to join Islamic State.