LONDON (CNN Newsource) — A British teenager who left the United Kingdom to join ISIS in 2015 now hopes to return home after giving birth.
Shamima Begum, who was 15 at the time, left London’s Gatwick airport with two of her classmates and traveled to Syria.
Begum married an ISIS fighter.
Her lawyer said in a statement that Begum, now 19, had given birth to a boy and that both are believed to be in good health.
Begum is looking to come home to the UK although the British Home Office has said she is not welcome.
Hundreds of British ISIS fighters are believed to be wanting to make their ways back to the UK.
But the British government has not been willing to accept them back in the country.
Uk home secretary Sajid Javid said he “will not hesitate” to prevent the return of those who have joined terror organizations like ISIS.
“My message is clear: if you have supported terrorist organizations abroad I will not hesitate to prevent your return,” he said.
Instead, the UK government is trying to strip them of their British nationality.