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Wed Feb 24, 2016, 06:38 AM

Kurds rescue Swedish teen from ISIS-held territory in northern Iraq [View all]

Source: CNN

(CNN)Kurdish forces have rescued a 16-year-old Swedish girl from ISIS in northern Iraq, according to regional Kurdish authorities.

Kurdish special forces came to the aid of the girl, named Marlin Stivani Nivarlain, near the ISIS-held city of Mosul on Wednesday, said a statement by the Kurdistan Region Security Council. The statement did not say how long ISIS had held the girl.

The teen is from Boras, about 405 kilometers (250 miles) southwest of Stockholm, the Swedish capital. According to the statement from Kurdish authorities, Nivarlain "was misled by an ISIL member in Sweden to travel to Syria and later to Mosul." ISIL is another acronym for ISIS.

Members of her family, along with Swedish authorities, asked for Kurdish help in rescuing her, the statement said.



Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/23/middleeast/swedish-teen-freed-from-isis/index.html



How the hell does someone like this decide to go join ISIS? Don't they watch/read the news ever? This kind of stuff just blows my mind.

The Kurds seem like decent people.

There's video in the CNN link.

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