A British woman who ran away to Syria as a schoolgirl to join the Islamic State group has been told she could face prosecution if she returns home.
Shamima Begum, now 19 and pregnant, told the Times she had no regrets but wanted to have her baby in the UK.
She said she had heard that Amira Abase, one of the two girls she fled to Syria with, was still alive.
Her father, Abase Hussen, broke down on hearing the news and appealed to the UK government to bring both women home.
In her interview, Ms Begum, who married an IS fighter, showed little remorse for her involvement with the terror group, saying she was not fazed by seeing “beheaded heads” in bins.
“I don’t regret coming here,” she told Times journalist Anthony Loyd, who found her in the camp.
“I’m not the same silly little 15-year-old schoolgirl who ran away from Bethnal Green four years ago.”
“The caliphate is over. There was so much oppression and corruption that I don’t think they deserved victory,” she said.
“I just want to come home to have my child. I’ll do anything required just to be able to come home and live quietly with my child.”