Search operations to locate 39 missing Indians in Iraq underway: Indian govt

Katrina Barker
July 24, 2017

Iraqi officials say a German teen girl who was found in Mosul after running away from home after converting to Islam a year ago is in good health.

Those agencies, along with independent nuclear experts, appraised the potential damage the two caches could cause and reported to the U.S. government and the Iraqi military about them, but otherwise kept their reports private in case ISIS didn't know what they had in their possession.

Three Iraqi intelligence and investigative officials have told The Associated Press that 26 foreigners - including two men, eight children and 16 women - have been arrested in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and taken to Baghdad.

It is believed she may have been working for Daesh's police force in the city with the Telegraph reporting the teenager had been enlisted as a sniper.

They could face the death penalty under Iraqi counter-terrorism laws for belonging to ISIL, also known as ISIS. But there were contradicting reports about her identity, as some said it was Wenzel while others identified her as either a Chechen Isis fighter or a Yazidi girl.

The officials said the girl had married a Muslim Arab she met online after arriving in territory controlled at the time by IS. Swaraj had made the statements after Mosul town was freed from clutches of ISIS, lending hope to the families of 39 youths for a safe return home.

Der Spiegel said diplomats had visited the four women in a prison at the airport in Baghdad on Thursday and they were doing well given the circumstances.

To carry out some of its bloodiest attacks, the Islamic State has weaponized everyday vehicles - from sedans to tractors - for use as precision-guided munitions. The Iraqi officials said the German-Moroccan woman has a child and both were arrested in Mosul about ten days ago. "That is the bottom line", said the former Army chief who visited Iraq last week to locate the missing Indians.

Local media in Germany reported that Linda W. was in contact with ISIS militants via social media.

Wenzel left her home July 1, 2016 and told her mother she would spend the weekend with a friend. She described the teenager's family as very reclusive.

She said she did not want to go to Mosul, but that she was "shipped" there and her husband was killed soon afterwards.

Other reports by AllAboutTopnews

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