Shamima Begum, one of three teenage daughters to flee east London for a brand-new life with the Islamic State group, says she has given birth to a newborn boy.
Ms Begum left four years earlier aged 15. Found in a Syrian refugee camp last week, she now hopes to return home.
The 19 -year-old told Sky News: “People should have pity towards me for everything I’ve been through.”
Under international law, the UK is obliged to let a Briton without the claim to another nationality back in.
Asked if she had made a mistake by travelling to Syria, Ms Begum told Sky News: “In a course, yes, but I don’t regret it because it’s changed me as a person.