Begum, who lives in a Syrian refugee camp, lost the first stage of her case about the legality of the government’s decision at the SIAC in February [File: Laura Lean/Pool/AFP]

The UK government has won a bid for the Supreme Court to decide if a woman stripped of her citizenship after joining the ISIL (ISIS) armed group in Syria can return to fight the decision.

The home secretary successfully appealed a lower court ruling this month which would have allowed Shamima Begum, 20, to return to the United Kingdom to pursue her appeal.

Begum, who lives in a Syrian refugee camp, lost the first stage of her case about the legality of the government’s decision at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) in

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