A girl from Iraq's Yazidi minority has been freed from the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) on Syrian soil, the Office for Yazidi Abductees Affairs said Sunday (September 16th).
"An 18-year old Yazidi girl has been freed from ISIS in Syria," the Kurdish region government’s office said in a statement aired by state-run Kurdistan 24 TV station.
"The girl hails from al-Wardia, west of Sinjar ... and was 13 years old when ISIS kidnapped her," it said.
"All necessary actions were taken and the girl was brought back to her family in the region," the statement said.
Neither the girl nor the area where she was found will be identified for security reasons related to the fate of other kidnapped Yazidi women who are still being held by ISIS in Syria, it said.