Middle East

Schoolgirl turned IS sniper caught


Jarrod Sierocki

Three years after Islamic State captured the Iraqi city of Mosul, Iraqi armed forces have all-but liberated the city from the extremist group.

A girl believed to be Linda Wenzel has been captured in Mosul, Iraq. Picture: Twitter

A 16-year-old German schoolgirl who ran away from home to join Islamic State before being captured in the ruins of Mosul — was reportedly a sniper for the terror group.

Linda Wenzel was tracked down by Iraqi troops along with four other German women hiding in a tunnel, in the old part of the Iraqi city during a sweep, The Sunreported.

Pictures shared on social media show the girl being escorted by Iraqi security forces after they discovered her alive under rubble.

She looks pale, afraid and covered in dust, unveiled but wearing a colourful scarf around her neck.

She was initially mistaken for a kidnapped Yazidi girl because of her lack of Arabic.

Jarrod Sierocki

A girl believed to be Linda Wenzel has been captured in Mosul, Iraq.Source:Twitter

Reports from the battlefront claim

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