Family of pregnant IS teen plead for return

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Ms Begum was 15 and living in Bethnal Green, London, when she left the UK in 2015

The family of Shamima Begum – who fled to Syria join the Islamic State group – have called for the UK government to bring her back “urgently”.

In a statement, the family from east London said that the 19-year-old’s unborn baby is “a total innocent” and had the right to grow up in the “peace and security” of the UK.

Ms Begum was one of three schoolgirls who left the UK for Syria in 2015.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid said earlier she could face charges if she returned.

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