Swedish teenager rescued from ISIS captivity

Peshmerga fighters inspect the remains of a car that belonged to Islamic State (IS) militants north of Mosul. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

A 16-year-old girl has been freed from ISIS-occupied Mosul, Kurdish officials said on Tuesday. The teenager is originally from Boras in Sweden and, according to a statement from the Kurdistan Region Security Council, was “misled by an [ISIS] member in Sweden to travel to Syria and later to Mosul.” The operation was launched by Kurdish officials in response to requests from both the Swedish government and the girl’s family members. She is now being cared for in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and will soon be transferred to Swedish authorities.

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