(Child Soldiers International) – The case of Linda W. the 16-year-old German schoolgirl reportedly associated with “Islamic State” (IS) and captured in Iraq in mid-July, could have far-reaching consequences for how justice systems treat children exploited by armed groups, particularly when they may have committed a crime. According to media reports, after leaving her home in the East German town of Pulsnitz in July 2016, she travelled to Turkey and then on to Iraq where she is believed to have joined the group in Mosul and married an IS fighter.