COPENHAGEN – Media in Sweden are reporting that a Swedish 16-year-old girl, who was rescued from Islamic State territory in Iraq this month, has returned home.
The Foreign Ministry only confirmed on Friday that a Swedish minor has returned to the Scandinavian country, without identifying the individual or giving further details. The teenager was reported Tuesday to have been rescued by Iraqi Kurdish special forces from ISIS near the extremist-controlled city of Mosul earlier in February. Mosul is about 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad. Ministry spokeswoman Veronika Nordlund says the return “was a result of cooperation between Swedish authorities and international partners.”