ERBIL— The wife of an Islamic State (IS) member has surrendered to Kurdistan Peshmerga forces in Tel Afar frontlines, Kurdistan 24 news channel reported on Saturday.
The woman, Kazhal Ali, is from the Kermanshah city in Iranian Kurdistan.
She claimed that her husband and son were killed in a coalition airstrike against Mosul seven months ago.
Ali, with her two-year-old son, accompanied her husband first to Turkey and then to Syria where he joined IS. From Syria the family later moved to Mosul.
The woman also asserted that her husband forced her to accompany him after he threatened that he will take away their son with him if she refused to go with him.
After her family was killed, the woman turned to Tel Afar and lived there for five months.
The operation to free Tel Afar (65 km west of Mosul) from the IS grip was launched on August 20. In the course of only 12 days the area was announced liberated from the extremist.
Hundreds of Islamic extremists were killed in the battle and dozens surrendered to Peshmerga forces.