A Swedish teenager was rescued by Kurdish special forces from the Isis held city of Mosul on February 17. She traveled to Syria and then Iraq last year with her Isis-sympathizer boyfriend, before becoming disenchanted with life in the jihadists’ self proclaimed caliphate. Story on p6 print edition of the Independent 24 February 2016.
For a long time now, children have been the most pitiful and helpless victims of the savage wars raging in Iraq and Syria. Psychologists and therapists are struggling to rescue the minds of children from the horrors they’ve experienced in war zones. Read here.