IS bride Shamima Begum's husband tells of 'nightmare' of death of their child

The husband of IS bride Shamima Begum has told of the couple's "nightmare" after their baby died in a Syrian refugee camp.

Yago Riedijk, 27, who is from the Netherlands, told The Times Begum, 19, was "the perfect wife".

Begum, from the UK, was just 15 when she fled to Syria to join IS in 2015.

She was tracked down to a refugee camp earlier this year, heavily pregnant, and wanted to return to the UK.

But her return was blocked by Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who stripped the teenager of her British citizenship.

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout still taken from CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police of east London schoolgirl Shamima Begum, going through security at Gatwick airport, before catching a flight to Turkey in 2015 to join the Islamic State group, she is now heavily pregnant and wants to come home.
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Sahima Begum (sister of Shamima Begum) and Abase Hussen (father of Amira Abase ) leave the Houses of Parliament in London, after giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee after three schoolgirls are feared to have joined Islamic State in war-torn Syria.
Handout comp of stills taken from CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police of (left to right) Kadiza Sultana,16, Shamima Begum,15 and 15-year-old Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport, before they caught their flight to Turkey on Tuesday. The three schoolgirls believed to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State.
The famiiles of Amira Abase and Shamima Begum after being interviewed by the media at New Scotland Yard, central London, as the relatives of three missing schoolgirls believed to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State have pleaded for them to return home.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10 : In this photo taken from video, Shamima Begum's sister Sahima Begum attends an evidence session at Parliaments Home Affairs Select Committee in the House of Commons, on three girls who are believed to have travelled to Syria to join Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) in London, England on March 10, 2015. (Photo by House of Commons/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10 : In this photo taken from video, (L-R) Kadiza Sultana's Cousin Fahmida Aziz, Shamima Begum's sister Sahima Begum, Amira Abase's father Hussen Abase and Lawyer Tasnime Akunjee representing the families of the three schoolgirls missing in Syria attend an evidence session at Parliaments Home Affairs Select Committee in the House of Commons, on three girls who are believed to have travelled to Syria to join Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) in London, England on March 10, 2015. (Photo by House of Commons/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Begum gave birth but the baby was confirmed to have later died. The baby was her third child with husband Riedijk and the couple's first two children reportedly also died of malnutrition.

Riedijk told The Times: "Me and her, we loved them so much it's a nightmare. It's the worst thing that could ever happen. She's just alone, heartbroken, having lost three children."

Riedijk's comments echo those of Begum's lawyer Tasnime Akunjee, who said the 19-year-old was sick and traumatised after the death of her baby.

The lawyer said he had tried to visit the refugee camp in Syria but said he was stopped from seeing her.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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