Swedish girl rescued from Isis for second time


Swedish girl rescued from Isis for second time

Marlin Nivarlain first left Sweden for Syria last year (Picture: Kurdish Region Security Council)

A 16-year-old girl who fled Sweden with her boyfriend to join Isis has been rescued for a second time by Kurdish special forces.

Marlin Stivani Nivarlain, from Boras, was pregnant when she left her home country with her 19-year-old boyfriend in May last year.

She was rescued by Kurdish forces in October, but fled her rescuers to rejoin her partner in Syria. She gave birth to a son days later, according to reports.

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(Picture: REUTERS)

Ms Nivarlain’s partner, an Isis militant (not pictured) was reportedly killed in an air strike (Picture: REUTERS)

Now Ms Nivarlain has been rescued for a second time in a raid on Mosul by Kurdish counter-terrorism forces last week.

She said she was ‘misled’ into running away from her home with her boyfriend, an Isis militant who has since been reportedly been killed in a Russian air strike.

In a statement, the Kurdish Region Security Council said they had been asked by Swedish authorities to assist in ‘locating and rescuing her from Isis’.

The teenager is currently in the Kurdistan region and will be handed over to Swedish authorities once the necessary arrangements are in place, it added.

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