ERBIL— The reports which claim the Iraqi police has freed a Yezidi girl under the Islamic State (IS) control in Mosul are baseless, said the chief for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s Office for Abducted Yezidis' Affairs.
During a phone call, Hussein Qaedi confirmed to BasNews that Afrah Dakhil, 11, was freed on Thursday by efforts from his office.
Qaedi also said it took nine days for his office to free the little girl from Tank neighborhood of Mosul.
After she was freed, the Iraqi police sheltered the girl temporarily and she is now in Duhok to be returned to her family, the official said.
The office Qaedi runs in Duhok is the only official foundation to free abducted Yezidis and according to the figures by the office, nearly half of the kidnapped people, nearly 3,000 Yezidis have been released.