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Kurdish Forces Rescue Swedish Teen from IS

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Kurdish forces have rescued a Swedish teenager from the Islamic State group, the Iraqi Kurdish government said Tuesday.

The 16-year-old was rescued by forces from the Kurdish counterterrorism department near the IS-held city of Mosul on February 17.

According to the government statement, the girl was "misled" by an Islamic State member into traveling from Sweden to Syria and then over the border to Iraq last year.

Swedish authorities said the girl's family asked the Kurdish government for help. She is currently in Iraqi Kurdistan awaiting transfer back to Sweden.

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