A young girl who fled Germany to join ISIS faces execution after dramatic video footage emerged showing her being dragged from an ISIS lair in Mosul.
Linda Wenzel, 16, looks filthy, dazed and wounded as her capture is filmed by an Iraqi soldier from the Islamic State stronghold.
Footage aired on the German newspaper Bild’s website for the first time today shows the girl, dubbed the “belle of Mosul” screaming as she is put through “walk of shame”.
In the video two men are seen leading Linda away as she winces in pain from a wound.
One soldier shouts: “Make room, make room, she is a Christian, she can’t take it any more, she is hurting, she is weak, she is a blonde, she is a German.
“Her name is Dania, no Linda. Allah, Allah. Make way guys, let her through.”
Linda, who converted to Islam as a 15-year-old schoolgirl in her hometown of Pulsnitz in eastern Germany last year, ran away from home to join the fanatics after being groomed online by an Isis recruiter.
She flew to Istanbul, was smuggled into Iraq, marred a Chechen fighter who was killed and ended up in Mosul where an estimated 25,000 Isis volunteers died in the battle to retake the city.
Germany is negotiating with Iraqi authorities to get her back to Germany where she faces charges of belonging to and supporting a terrorist organisation.
Wenzel could reportedly face trial for her actions as it emerged she was found with baby boy in her bomb-ravaged fortress.
It is unclear exactly what role she performed for the group in Mosul, but if she fought and killed for it she could be staring at a long jail term.
One German magazine, citing Iraqi security sources, said she and the four German women she was found with in the rubble of Mosul last month worked to the Islamic State ‘morals police’ responsible for women adhering to strict dress codes.
Those who did not obey faced a whipping – or worse. Whether Linda Wenzel was involved in brutalising anyone is also unclear.
Two of her compatriots come from the western city of Mannheim, identified as 50-year-old Lamia K. and her 21-year-old daughter Nadia, both Germans with Moroccan roots. They attended a radical Salafist mosque in the city before leaving their homeland for the so-called Caliphate of Islamic State.
Both were involved in recruiting women to join Islamic State and made several videos online.
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