A 15-year-old Swedish girl has been captured by ISIS after running away from her Swedish foster home with her boyfriend in Syria.
The ministry spokesman Gabriel Wernstedt said on Monday, “We have been informed that a Swedish minor is in Syria. We are in contact with family members,” refusing to disclose any other details in the case.
The girl, whose name was not disclosed, disappeared from her foster home in Boras, near the southwestern town of Gothenburg on May 31 according to Swedish media.
She and her boyfriend, aged 19, reportedly travelled to Syria via Turkey, and were recruited on arrival by a Al-Qaeda-linked group.
The couple were captured by ISIS troops in Aleppo in early August.
The daughter has called her parents twice while in captivity, after a woman secretly loaned her a cell phone.
The couple were married in a Muslim ceremony in Stockholm earlier this year, without their parents’ knowledge.
She told her parents they were waiting to have their marriage confirmed by ISIS.
“It is really a critical situation. She said ISIS would decide whether their marriage was legitimate or not, and he had to swear allegiance to ISIS,” the girl’s father said.
“If they approved the marriage they would be moved to Raqqa, which is an even worse place than Aleppo. Otherwise she would probably end up with a group of women in Manbij,” he added.
The girl is six months pregnant according to Expressen.