German teenager 'reveals injuries and speaks out about regrets after joining Isis'

Linda Wenzel is being held in Iraq with three other alleged Isis members from Germany

Linda Wenzel is being held in Iraq with three other alleged Isis members from Germany

Monday, July 24, 2017

A German teenager who joined Islamic State has revealed the extent of her injuries and spoken out about her regrets, according to reports.

Linda Wenzel is currently being held in detention in Iraq with three other women from Germany who were also part of Isis, according to German magazine Der Spiegel.

The 16-year-old is also having consular assistance in the prison, according to The Guardian.

Local media in Germany claims to have interviewed the girl in an infirmary at a Baghdad military complex.

Newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and broadcasters NDR and WDR claim Wenzel, from Pulsnitz, Dresden, has a gunshot wound on her left thigh and her right knee is also damaged.

Wenzel is said to have claimed her injury was caused by a helicopter attack, but said “I’m doing well."

However, she also reportedly said: “I just want to get away from here. I want to get away from the war, from the many weapons, from the noise.”

It was also claimed that Wenzel has asked to be extradited back to her home country and is cooperating with authorities.

Dresden senior public prosecutor Lorenz Haase has confirmed that Wenzel has been “located and identified in Iraq," but could not reveal further details.

Authorities in Germany are currently investigating a teenager who left Pulsnitz last year for allegedly having contact with jihadis and possibly preparing a terrorist act.