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Swedish Media: Minor Freed from Islamic State Back Home

Media in Sweden are reporting that a Swedish minor — a 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 IS 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 "as a result of cooperation between Swedish authorities and international partners.''

In an interview with a local TV station the girl described how she came with her boyfriend to Iraq last year.