Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment


Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using





Kurdish forces rescue Swedish teenage girl near Mosul

By Rudaw 23/2/2016
"Ms. Marlin Stivani Nivarlain, is 16 years old from Borås." photo: KRSC

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Kurdish Counter-Terrorism Forces have rescued a 16-year-old Swedish girl from the Islamic State (ISIS) near Mosul.

A statement from the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) said on Tuesday that their forces rescued the young girl in an area outside Mosul on February 17.

“The Swedish National, Ms. Marlin Stivani Nivarlain, is 16 years old from Borås. She was misled by an ISIL member in Sweden to travel to Syria and later to Mosul.” said the Kurdish security. 

According to the statement “Swedish authorities and members of her family” had contacted the Kurdish Security Council “to assist in locating and rescuing her from ISIL.”

Niyarlain is currently in the Kurdistan Region and “is provided the care afforded to her under international law.”


The KRSC said that “She will be transferred to Swedish authorities to return home once necessary arrangements are put place.”


Data pager
Page size:
Titan | 23/2/2016
Good that she is safe. Salute to the Kurdish forces!
qalla | 23/2/2016
Stupid teenager, hope she's learned something from this
bebegun | 23/2/2016
she's lucky to be alive!
ABO JOJO | 23/2/2016
GOD BLESS KURDISTAN , GOD BLESS PESHMERGA !!! Thank you for restoring humanity, harmony and world peace !!! We are all human beings at the end of the day !! .... We will see an independent civilized Kurdistan soon 🇭🇺☀️❤️💚. Freedom = Priceless
Dutchman | 23/2/2016
Every stupid European girl freed from the ISIS cavemen is good news. Actions like this will provide the KRG the international respect it deserves.
Tags :

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

kurd | 6/28/2016 12:34:22 PM
Egypt is living on Saudi arabia dollars. Saudi arabia is a close ally of turkey . now you expect egypt to provide military and financial support to...
NewWays | 6/28/2016 1:18:26 PM
Sisi is the enemy of Erdogan. And how can he anger Turkey? By increasing the support for the PKK.
Are the PKK and Cairo new allies?
| 19 hours ago | (6)
K | 6/28/2016 1:05:09 PM
Kurdistan is just a massive refugee camp; why building five camps in the camp?
KRG to build five refugee camps, plans for aftermath of Mosul operation
| 3 hours ago | (1)
K | 6/28/2016 1:02:22 PM
KDP can getb the respect and support of the whole nation by using the very principle the organization has been founded on. Compromising and opening...
PUK unlikely to withdraw ministers despite lingering deadlock, says official
| 7 hours ago | (1)
Sam | 6/28/2016 12:21:35 AM
This is directed to Iranian Kurds living in Iran who wish to seperate from Iran, not the Kurds who have allegeience to Iran, their home. You will...
beetleking | 6/28/2016 1:01:27 PM
I dont get this logic sometimes. If Kurdish attack Turkey or Iran. It is nothing.. But if those countries attack back to Kurdish.. It is war crime?
Updated: Iran shelling inside Kurdistan Region
| 26/6/2016 | (30)
0.187 seconds