Linda Wenzel is one of many European women lured to the sick “caliphate” established in Syria and Iraq by the terror group ISIS.
She was captured by Iraqi troops liberating the war-torn city of Mosul in Iraq.
The 16-year-old German schoolgirl is from the town of Pulsnitz near Dresden and fled a year ago after flying from Frankfurt to Turkey before making her way to Syria.
She then quickly fell in with an ISIS offshoot group before being smuggled into Iraq.
In mid-July the teen was captured in the ruins of Mosul, where she was reportedly fighting as a sniper for the terror group.
She was tracked down by Iraqi troops along with four other German women hiding in a tunnel, in the old part of the Iraqi city during a sweep.
Pictures shared on social media show the girl being escorted by Iraqi security forces after they discovered her alive under rubble.
She looks pale, afraid and covered in dust, unveiled but wearing a colourful scarf around her neck.
She was initially mistaken for a kidnapped Yazidi girl because of her lack of Arabic.