A SWEDISH schoolgirl has been rescued from ISIS militants in Syria for a second time after giving birth to her son, agencies report. Marlin Stivani Nivarlain, 16, was pregnant when she fled her home town of Boras with her 19-year-old boyfriend last year.
She was rescued by Kurdish forces last October but returned to her partner a few weeks later to give birth. Nivarlain gave birth just a few days after arriving back in Syria and is believed to have been living an ISIS-held area of Iraq ever since.
Now brave Kurdish troops battling the terror group have “located and rescued” her for a second time. “She was misled by an ISIS member in Sweden to travel to Syria and later to Mosul,” the Kurdistan Regional Security Council wrote in statement. Nivarlain is now believed to be in Kurdish-held territory in Iraq in preparation for being handed over to Swedish authorities.
Oil-rich Mosul is ISIS’ de facto capital in Iraq and is believed to be the base for many of their most senior commanders. Kurdish and Iraqi troops are increasingly closing in on the city, however, and its liberation would be a massive blow to ISIS.