Kurdish special forces rescue teenage Swedish girl from Islamic State

February 23, 2016 1:50 PM

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Kurdish special forces rescue teenage Swedish girl from Islamic State

Erbil: A teenage Swedish girl being held by Islamic State militants in Iraq was rescued in a raid by Kurdish special forces last week, the autonomous region`s security council said in a statement on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old travelled from Sweden to Syria last year and then crossed the border into Iraq, where she was rescued near the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul on Feb. 17 by forces from the Kurdish counterterrorism department, the statement added.

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