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Britain revokes citizenship from 2 more female ISIS members

Britain has revoked citizenship from two more women who joined the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) in Syria, a newspaper reported Sunday (March 10th), raising questions about the fate of their children.

The revelation follows a row over a similar decision regarding London teenager Shamima Begum, whose newborn baby died in a Syrian refugee camp last week, AFP reported.

Reema Iqbal, 30, and her sister Zara, 28, left east London for Syria in 2013, and between them now have five boys under the age of eight, The Sunday Times newspaper said.

Citing legal sources, the paper said they had been stripped of their British citizenship.

The pair, who are of Pakistani heritage, reportedly married into a terror cell linked to the murder of Western hostages.

The British interior ministry said it does not comment on individual cases.

A spokesman said: "Any decisions to deprive individuals of their citizenship are based on all available evidence and not taken lightly."

British law states that the government cannot remove a person's citizenship if that would make them stateless.

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