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Iraqi Kurds rescue Swedish teen from Daesh

23 February 2016 19:34


Iraqi Kurdish forces have rescued a Swedish teenage girl from the hands of the Daesh Takfiri terrorists during an operation near the northern city of Mosul controlled by the militants.

According to a Tuesday statement by the government in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, the anti-terrorist forces carried out the operation on February 17 near Mosul, located about 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad.

The 16-year-old girl from the Swedish town of Boras “was misled” by a member of Daesh in Sweden to travel to Syria and later to Mosul, the statement said.

The government said Swedish authorities then called on the Kurdistan Regional Security Council to assist in locating and rescuing her from Daesh.

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