The whole British family of twelve who fled their home in Luton for Syria to join IS is now all DEAD
A 12-year-old British family who reached headlines all over the world when they fled to Syria to fight for IS has all died, MailOnline can reveal.
Three of the adult sons of the Mannan family were killed during battles for the Islamic State, while seven other family members, including three children aged one to eleven years, were all wiped out by an air raid.
The elderly parents, Muhammed Mannan and his wife Minera, both died in the former capital of the terror group of natural causes.
The Mannan family (photo) from Luton, Bedfordshire, came to the attention in May 2015 when 12 of them left England to join ISIS in Syria. They are said to have flown into the country shortly after they arrived in neighboring Turkey on their way home from Bangladesh
A family member who lived near the family home in Luton (photo) sounded an alarm bell when they did not return to the UK. Shortly after they arrived in Syria, the family issued a statement promising their loyalty to IS and their happiness and being in the country & # 39; free from corruption & # 39;
Speaking from the hometown of his family in Luton, the son of Mannan, Shalim, from a previous marriage, told MailOnline: & They are all dead. It's over, done. We had been trying to figure out what had happened to them for some time and it was only recently confirmed from Syria.
& # 39; It is a tragic end and we have drawn a line under it and are now trying to continue with our lives, & # 39; he added.
It is reported that the Mannans entered Syria shortly after arriving in neighboring Turkey in May 2015, where they stopped after a family trip to Bangladesh. When they did not return to Britain, they were reported missing by worried family members.
Two months after arriving in Syria, the family released a statement expressing their support for the Islamic State and their happiness in a country that is free from corruption and repression of man-made laws and controlled by the sharia & # 39 ;.
It added: & # 39; Yes, all 12 of us and why would this number be shocking when there are thousands and thousands of Muslims from all over the world who cross the country and the sea every day to get to the Islamic State come? & # 39;
Mr. Mannan, the oldest Brit who ever went to Syria, was also shown with his finger up as a token of support for the group.
But shortly thereafter, his son revealed in an interview that his father was & # 39; misled & # 39; to go to Syria and urged him and the family to return.
& # 39; My father is confused, sad, crying every day (he is) not at peace & # 39 ;, he then told ITV news.
It turned out later that the family had been allowed to leave the UK despite having stopped at Heathrow and raided their home by anti-terror officers.
The family home has since learned that all 12 members of the Mannan family who left for Syria have all died since then. Mohammed Toufique Hussain, 19, (left) was killed when he fought for ISIS in Raqqa. His brother Mohammed Abil Kashem Saker, 31, (right) died in the fight in Baghouz
Meanwhile, Mohammed Zayd Hussain, 25, (photo) was also killed for fighting ISIS in the battle for Raqqa less than two years after arriving in the war-torn country with his parents
The 75-year-old, who suffered from diabetes and other health problems, is known to have died in Raqqa a short time after the photo was taken. His wife, Minera, died of cancer in the city.
His two youngest sons, Mohammed Zayd Hussain, 25 and 19-year-old Mohammed Toufique Hussain both died in the battle for Raqqa against American-backed troops who conquered the city in October 2017.
The rest of the family then escaped with other jihadists in Syria and ended up around Baghouz last year.
During the fighting for control over the last piece of territory of the Islamic State, another son, Mohammed Abil Kashem Saker, 31, was shot and killed. The area fell earlier this year after a ruthless struggle, which meant a defeat for the militant group.
The remaining members of the Mannan family died during an air raid while trying to flee Baghouz, their daughter, Rajia Khanom, 21, son Mohammed Saleh Hussain, 26, and his wife Roshanara Begum, 24, their three children and another daughter-in-law , Sheida Khanam, 27 years old.
Mannan & # 39; s cousin Abdul Khalid told MailOnline: & # 39; From what we were told, they tried to get away from Baghouz and make their way to a camp like so many other people were trying to do at the time. , but there was a lot of bombing going on and they got caught up in it.
& # 39; They were all together, that's all we know. We don't know for sure if they were in a house or out in the open, but the fact is that they are all dead. I don't really care about the details of how they really died. & # 39;
Mannan was a regular worshiper at the Bury Park mosque in Luton, where he was a popular figure and the news of the death of the family is known to many members of the congregation.
The head of the Mohammed Mannan family, at 75, is the oldest Brit who ever went to Syria. He died shortly after arriving in Raqqa and had diabetes and other health problems. His wife, Minera, who lived with him in the parental home (above) died of cancer
Abul Hussain, president of the mosque, said: & he was a nice man who was really committed to his family. When he went to Syria, we were all shocked because we couldn't believe he was able to do something like this. It was not the Muhammed we knew.
& # 39; We still cannot believe that the whole family has been exterminated, such young children are involved and I cannot imagine what they have all experienced, given the terrible things that happened in Syria. & # 39;
The house of the Mannan Luton is currently being let and the neighbors say that they too have been informed by family members that the whole family is now dead.
One added: & # 39; Everyone around here knows about it. It is really hard to imagine that someone is giving up the safety of England to live in Syria with their entire family, especially with such young children.
& # 39; To be honest, it would never end well. Our hearts go out to the Mannans and their families who are still here in Luton. & # 39;
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OTHER BRITONS FOR ISIS?
By Paul Thompson
Jack Letts, also known as Jihadi Jack, became the first white British man to join IS when he traveled to Syria at the age of 18.
JACK LETTS (also known as Jihadi Jack)
At the age of 18 he became the first white British man to join IS and travel to Syria in 2014.
In a recent TV interview, he admitted to being willing to commit suicide attacks, but insisted that he was no longer a threat.
While still firing his British citizenship, he has acknowledged that he will have to face a long prison sentence if he is ever allowed to return.
Letts was captured by Kurdish troops in 2017 and remains a prisoner in Eastern Syria.
His parents John and Sally, from Oxford, were sentenced earlier this month for financing terrorism by sending him money.
Letts, who has dual nationality with Canada, became disillusioned with ISIS a year after joining and was imprisoned by the group.
ISIS bride Shamima Begum, whose British citizenship was withdrawn
SHAMIMA BEGUM, KADIZA SULTANA AND AMIRA ABASE
The three teenage school friends of Bethnal Green have been radicalized online and left home secretly in 2015 to become ISIS brides.
Shortly after arriving in Raqqa, 16-year-old Kadiza was disillusioned when her American fighter of ISIS hunters was killed. In 2016 her parents were told that she too had died in a Russian air raid.
Begum was 15 when she fled and married an ISIS recruit born in the Netherlands.
Little was known about her until she was found in a refugee camp where, in a series of TV interviews, she regretted becoming an ISIS bride.
Her citizenship was withdrawn by the Minister of the Interior and she remains in a Syrian camp. Her third child died shortly after birth.
Abase's place of residence is unknown.
MOHAMMED EMWAZI (JIHADI JOHN)
The computer programmer is by far the notorious Briton who joins ISIS in Syria.
He became their hangman-in-chief and appeared in gruesome videos & decapitated American journalist James Foley, British aid worker David Haines and taxi driver Alan Henning.
Emwazi was part of an execution group consisting of four British ISIS recruits who were prized by their prisoners & # 39; The Beatles & # 39; were mentioned.
Two years after he left London for Syria, Emwazi was killed in a targeted drone attack by American troops.
The former university student from Glasgow was a recruiter for other women to flee the British and join IS, and is suspected of helping the Bethnal Green trio.
She rose through the ranks of ISIS and became a leading figure with the dreaded female force known as the al-Khansa brigage.
They were responsible for enforcing the ISIS version of the Sharia law among citizens who are trapped in the so-called Caliphate in Syria.
She was stripped of her British citizenship in 2017 and her place of residence is currently unknown.
SALLY JONES (also known as THE WHITE WIDOW)
The former punk rocker became a poster girl for ISIS recruitment and was known for publishing & # 39; kill lists & # 39; goals and threats for the UK and the US.
When she was 47, she fled with her 10-year-old son from her home in Kent to Syria after becoming a Muslim convert.
She married an ISIS hacker who later died during a drone attack and was a useful tool for ISIS to distribute threats during their terror campaign.
Jones, whose name was Umm Hussain al-Britani, was reportedly killed in 2017 with her son.
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