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Jordanian parliament member says son joined Islamic State, carried out suicide attack

  • This image posted on a militant website on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, purports to show Mohammed Dalaeen, a son of Jordanian parliament member Mazen Dalaeen. The parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group. (Militant website via AP)

    This image posted on a militant website on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, purports to show Mohammed Dalaeen, a son of Jordanian parliament member Mazen Dalaeen. The parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group. (Militant website via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the Dalaeen family on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, shows Mohammed Dalaeen, a son of Jordanian parliament member Mazen Dalaeen. The parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group. (Courtesy of the Dalaeen family via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the Dalaeen family on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, shows Mohammed Dalaeen, a son of Jordanian parliament member Mazen Dalaeen. The parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group. (Courtesy of the Dalaeen family via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Men talk to Jordanian parliament member Mazen Dalaeen, center, in the condolence house set up for the traditional three-day mourning period for his 23-year-old son, Mohammed Dalaeen, in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Dalaeen said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

    Men talk to Jordanian parliament member Mazen Dalaeen, center, in the condolence house set up for the traditional three-day mourning period for his 23-year-old son, Mohammed Dalaeen, in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Dalaeen said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)  (The Associated Press)

A Jordanian parliament member says his son carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq just three months after the family failed to prevent him from joining the Islamic State extremist group.

Jordan is part of an international military coalition against IS, but the group has some grassroots support in the country.

Parliamentarian Mazen Dalaeen told The Associated Press he last saw his 23-year-old son Mohammed in June in Ukraine, where he was studying medicine.

Dalaeen says his son left for Iraq via Turkey and Syria the next day, after they argued about IS.

He said Saturday he learned of Mohammed's death late last week from IS-linked websites that posted a photo of his son and said he participated in a triple suicide car bomb attack on an Iraqi army post.