Counter Terrorism Forces rescue young Swedish National from ISIL

The Swedish National, Ms. Marlin Stivani Nivarlain

Counter-Terrorism Forces (CTD) rescue a young Swedish National from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Mosul.

On 17 February 2016 Special Forces from the Directorate General of Counter Terrorism (CTD), part and parcel of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, rescued a young Swedish woman near ISIL-occupied Mosul.

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.

The Kurdistan Region Security Council was called upon by Swedish authorities and members of her family to assist in locating and rescuing her from ISIL.

She is currently in the Kurdistan Region and is provided the care afforded to her under international law. She will be transferred to Swedish authorities to return home once necessary arrangements are put place