Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

German Teenager Suspected of Trying to Join ISIS Is Found in Iraq

Al-Issa expected India would contribute to the reconstruction of Mosul which was completely devastated during the war 16-year-old runway German girl detained in Iraq, suspected of ISIS link
Cecilia Poole | 24 July, 2017, 01:16

The visit of al-Jaafari, who is to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj here, comes days after the Indian Minister announced that the 39 Indian labourers, mostly from Punjab, are believed to be in a jail in Mosul, that was freed from the Islamic State earlier this month.

German authorities have confirmed that the captured girl is Wenzel, although they did not confirm whether she had been fighting with the Islamic State.

The girl was "too stunned" to speak on the day of her arrest, Iraqi officials said, but now she is doing better.

Linda is in good health, Iraqi intelligence sources told the Associated Press. Their husbands were IS fighters, the officials said. It's not clear yet whether she will return to Germany, he said.

German weekly Der Spiegel reports that Linda had been detained in Baghdad with three other German women, where they were questioned following the liberation of Mosul. The French government has asked that the Iraqis allow the children to be returned to France.

He added that he "regrets and denies Americans claiming the victory in Mosul is their achievement". However, she might be extradited back to Germany, either because she is a foreigner or because she is a minor reported missing overseas.

The spokesman for PMF Karim al-Nouri recently also rejected claims that the USA had a role in Mosul's liberation saying that, "Washington wants to have a share in the final victory announcement against ISIS and benefit from it, but I have to emphasize that this victory was won by the Iraqi people and the United States did not play any role in it".

They were part of 20 members of the all-female police force of ISIS that included Russian, Turkish, Canadian and Chechen nationals. "They might be in Badush prison", he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Many of them were radicalized via social media.

Linda Wenzel disappeared from her home in Pulsnitz, near Dresden, after converting to Islam in secret. Her mother later found a copy of the girl's plane ticket to Turkey under a bed, German media reported.

And while the two caches are now safe in Iraqi government hands, officials warn that similar caches exist in hundreds of cities around the world, some of them in conflict areas.

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