War is a battlefield, not a playground. An extremely hard lesson for Shamima Begum to learn.
The British-born teen abandoned her home at 15 years-old to join the Islamic State group. Now 19, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have reported that her young son has died.
The BBC reportedly obtained a medical certificate that listed pneumonia has the cause of death. Begum has already lost two other children during her time in Syria from illness and malnutrition.
Begum had been trying to return to her home in London, but public outcry and her nearly nonexistent remorse for IS attacks led her citizenship to be revoked as she was a considerable security threat.
The case closely mirrors that of Hoda Muthana, who turned her back on the U.S. to join ISIS.
Muthana is also requesting to return home and has attempted to use the well being of her child to garner sympathy.
Yet aside from that, Muthana has also shown little remorse and has even go so far as to demand President Trump allow her to return claiming that he is unfamiliar with U.S. law.