Search operations on for 39 missing Indians: Iraq Embassy
- Author: Jon Douglas Jul 24, 2017,
Jul 24, 2017, 0:05
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.
German officials in her home state of Saxony on July 22 confirmed that the girl was from the eastern state and that she was being assisted by the German Embassy in Iraq.
On Tuesday Haase said the girl had travelled to Turkey about a year ago with the apparent goal of reaching Iraq or Syria and security officials had later lost her trail, but new evidence had since emerged in the case.
She could theoretically face the death sentence, according to Iraqi law, for those actions, but she could not be executive before age 22, officials said.
The 39 Indians had allegedly been held hostage by the fighters aligned to the ISIS in Mosul since 2014.
The teen ran away last summer from her hometown of Pulsnitz in eastern Germany after communicating with extremists from the Islamic State group online. It was first speculated that she was Russian, then a Yezidi girl, and finally German.
Hundreds of Germans, including several girls and young women, have in recent years left the country to join Isis in Syria and Iraq.
As reported Корреспондент.net earlier in the Stripping of Mosul from the last ISIS militants was arrested 20 women jihadists. The French government has asked that the Iraqis allow the children to be returned to France.
Iraqi foreign minister al-Jaafari will be on his maiden official visit to India.
'There is the possibility that Linda might be put on trial in Iraq. They expect that the children will be handed over to the countries they belong to and the women will be tried on terrorism charges.
DSGMC president Manjit Singh GK said the government seemed clueless and that the External Affairs Minister should insist on definite information during her meeting with the Iraqi minister.
Authorities and Wenzel's parents have been searching for her since she disappeared from her home near Dresden last July.
The mayor of Pulsnitz, Barbara Kueke, told dpa on Saturday that she was relieved the girl had been found.