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A German girl who ran away from home af­ter con­vert­ing to Is­lam has been found as Iraqi forces lib­er­ated the north­ern city of Mo­sul from Is­lamic State ex­trem­ists, German and Iraqi of­fi­cials said Satur­day. She is re­ported to be in good health and will be in­ter­ro­gated next week by Iraqi of­fi­cials.

The 16-year-old teenager, only iden­ti­fied as Linda W. in line with German pri­vacy laws, is get­ting con­sular as­sis­tance from the German Em­bassy in Iraq, pros­e­cu­tor Lorenz Haase said from the east­ern German city of Dres­den.

In­ves­tiga­tive sources con­firmed to The As­so­ci­ated Press that the German teenager, who was ap­pre­hended in the base­ment of a home in Mo­sul’s Old City ear­lier this month, was Linda W.

Linda W. could the­o­ret­i­cally face the death sen­tence, ac­cord­ing to Iraqi’s counter-ter­ror­ism law. How­ever, even if she is sen­tenced to death in Iraq, she would not be ex­e­cuted be­fore the age of 22.

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