ISIL wife Begum carried a Kalashnikov rifle and ordered lashing of women in Raqqa, officials say

Shamima Begum, the east London schoolgirl who fled to Syria, served in the Islamic State’s “morality police” and also tried to recruit other young women to join the jihadist group, well-placed sources have told The Sunday Telegraph.

She was allowed to carry a Kalashnikov rifle and earned a reputation as a strict “enforcer” of ISIL’s laws, such as women’s dress codes, sources claimed.

The claims are at odds with Miss Begum’s own account of her years with the group,...