Swedish Girl Rescued From ISIS in Iraq

She was 'misled' by ISIS member in Sweden: Kurdish gov't
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2016 8:41 AM CST
Swedish Girl Rescued From ISIS in Iraq
A Kurdish fighter stands in a makeshift bunker in Turkey, near the Iraq border.   (AP Photo/Murat Bay)

A Swedish girl has been freed from the clutches of the Islamic State in Iraq. Kurdish special forces rescued the 16-year-old Wednesday during a raid near Mosul, report Reuters and the AP. The teen—whom BuzzFeed identifies as Marlin Stivani Nivarlain—was "misled" by an ISIS member in Sweden and first traveled to Syria from the Swedish town of Boras, the Kurdish government says, adding Swedish authorities and family asked for help in rescuing her. Officials say she'll be "transferred to Swedish authorities to return home once necessary arrangements" are made. (Read more Islamic State stories.)

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