A family of 12 (pictured above) who fled their home to join ISIS in Syria are now all dead.
Speaking to the MailOnline, Mr Mannan’s son Shalim said: “They are all dead. It’s over, finished. We had been trying to find out for some time what had happened to them and it was only confirmed to us recently from Syria.
It’s a tragic end and we have drawn a line under it all and are now trying to get on with our lives.”
On leaving the UK, the family included Muhammed Abdul Mannan, 75, and his wife Minera Khatun, 53, their daughter Rajia Khanom, 21, and sons Mohammed Zayd Hussain, 25, Mohammed Toufique Hussain, 19, Mohammed Abil Kashem Saker, 31, and his wife Sheida Khanam, 27. Joining them were extended family members Mohammed Saleh Hussain, 26, and his wife Roshanara Begum, 24, along with three children, aged between one and 11.
The family was reported missing to police by two sons, understood to be Mr Mannan’s from a previous marriage, who live in Luton.
Three men from the clan were reportedly killed in combat, while two elderly members of the family—Muhammed Mannan and his wife Minera—died of natural causes while living in the former capital of the terror group.
Two months after arriving in Syria, the family released a statement declaring their support for ISIS and their happiness at being in a land “that is free from the corruption and oppression of man made law and is governed by the shariah”.
It added: “Yes, all 12 of us and why should this number be shocking, when there are thousands and thousands of Muslims from all corners of the world that are crossing over land and sea everyday to come to the Islamic State?
“Don’t be shocked when we say that none of us were forced against our will. In fact it is outrageous to think that an entire family could be kidnapped and made to migrate like this.”