Iraqi Kurds rescue Swedish teen from ISIS territory

February 23, 2016 1:08 PM

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Iraqi Kurds rescue Swedish teen from ISIS territory

LONDON -- The government of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region said Tuesday that Kurdish troops had rescued a 16-year-old Swedish girl who was "misled" by an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant and travelled to Syria and then onto the extremists' stronghold in Iraq.

"The Kurdistan Region Security Council was called upon by Swedish authorities and members of her family to assist in locating and rescuing her," a statement said.

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