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German girl who fled EU to join ISIS in Mosul faces death penalty

German girl who fled EU to join ISIS in Mosul faces death penalty
A German teenager who fled her home to fight for ISIS is likely to stand trial in Iraq , Mirror cited diplomats trying to bring her home on Tuesday.

If convicted, Linda Wenzel - who was captured in the war-torn city of Mosul - could face the death penalty.

German authorities are understood to be desperately trying to bring her back to Europe, where she could spend a decade in prison if found guilty of joining the terror group.

She vanished at the age of 15 after falling in love with a fundamentalist she met online, who she later married.

German diplomats now say Iraqi authorities have opened criminal proceedings against Wenzel, who is currently in a jail in Baghdad.

The teenager, from the town of Pulsnitz in the eastern German state of Saxony, was apprehended by Iraqi soldiers after the city fell in July.

She had been hiding in an underground tunnel network in the city, which had been under ISIS control since 2014.

Wenzel is one of four German women likely to be charged with terrorism and membership of ISIS.
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