Then she responded immediately.' The teenager, described as 'a brilliant student' is said to have become 'lonely and withdrawn' after her parents' marriage broke down and her mother Katharina began a new relationship with a caretaker at a local school.She is thought to have met a Muslim man online who enticed her to join ISIS after the breakdown of her parents' marriage.Until six months before she fled she had never even travelled by train alone, it has been reported.But on Friday July 1 last year she told her mother and father she was going to spend the weekend with a friend called Caroline and would be back in Sunday.'Last summer, shortly before we broke up, she began leaving home with a small bag in which she had an Islamic headscarf and long flowing robes which she donned to cover up all her skin.There were some arguments with staff.'She stole her mother's credit card and secretly bought an airline ticket to Istanbul.'There is the possibility that Linda might be put on trial in Iraq.She might be expelled for being a foreigner or, because she is a minor reported missing in Germany, she could be handed over to Germany.' Earlier this week, an officer in Iraq's elite counter terrorism unit told The Telegraph said she was a sniper for ISIS.
Linda Wenzel, 16, was found alone, hurt and screaming for help in a bombed out house in Mosul this week, a year after she vanished from her home near Dresden, Eastern Germany.
Talking under the alias Mohammed Shuraf for protection, the soldier told the newspaper he and his comrades thought at first she was a Yazidi sex slave.
IS warriors routinely kidnapped and abused women of the minority Christian sect.
But they didn't want to answer.'I could see at the glances that they were afraid of her.
It was clear to us that she must be an ISIS follower, 'says Shuraf.'One of our commanders can speak a few words of German.