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At least Sixteen jihadist women, including a 16-year-old German girl who ran away from home, have been arrested in Mosul as Iraqi forces re-captured the northern city from the Islamic State (ISIS).
Three Iraqi intelligence officials told the Associated Press news agency on Saturday that the women were among 26 foreigners taken into custody in Mosul. Two were men and eight were children.
According to officials, some of those arrested were from Chechnya, and the women were from Russia, Iran, Syria, France, Belgium and Germany.
They said the women allegedly worked with ISIS in the police department. Their husbands were ISIS fighters but their fates were not clear.
The children will be handed over to the countries they belong to, while the women will be tried on terrorism charges in Iraq, according to the officials.
The detainees could face the death penalty under Iraqi counter-terrorism laws for belonging to ISIS.
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