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Swedish Girl, 16, Rescued From ISIS Captivity: Kurds



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    File Image: A Peshmerga soldier walk to place a Kurdish flag near the frontline with ISIL on November 16, 2015 in Sinjar, Iraq.

    A 16-year-old Swedish girl was rescued by counterterrorism forces from ISIS captivity in Iraq, Kurdish officials said Tuesday, NBC News reported. 

    The teen, originally from the Swedish city of Boras, was freed near the ISIS-occupied city of Mosul on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Kurdistan Region Security Council.

    She was "misled by an [ISIS] member in Sweden to travel to Syria and later to Mosul," the statement said. 

    Kurdish officials said the rescue came after a request from the Swedish government and the girl's family.