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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.”


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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.
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