MailOnline can reveal: A British family of 12 who made headlines around the world when they fled to Syria to fight for ISIS have all died.

Breaking: Entire British family of 12 who fled their home in Luton to join ISIS in Syria are all DEAD


Three of the grown-up sons from the Mannan family were killed fighting for Islamic State, while seven more relatives, including three children between the ages of one and 11, were all wiped out in an airstrike.

The elderly parents, Muhammed Mannan and his wife Minera, both died in the terror group's former capital from natural causes.

Speaking from the family's hometown in Luton, Mr Mannan's son Shalim, from a previous marriage, told MailOnline: '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,' he added.

The Mannans are believed to have crossed into Syria soon after arriving in neighbouring Turkey in May 2015, where they stopped off following a family trip to Bangladesh. When they failed to return to Britain, they were reported missing by worried relatives.

Two months after arriving in Syria, the family released a statement declaring their support for Islamic State 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?'

Mr Mannan, who is the oldest Briton ever to have gone to Syria, was also pictured holding up his finger in an apparent show of support for the group.

But his son revealed in an interview soon after that his father had been 'tricked' into going to Syria and urged him and the family to return.

'My Dad is confused, sad, crying every day - [he's] not in peace,' he told ITV news at the time.

It later emerged that the family had been allowed to leave the UK despite being stopped at Heathrow and having their house raided by counter-terror officers.

Full story at daily mail

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  1. Not a single Briton in that family. They are all foreigners to Britain.

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