Swedish university professor rescues one of her students imprisoned by ISIS in Iraq by hiring MERCENARIES to enter war zone
- Professor Charlotta Turner arranged the rescue of Firas Jumaah and his family
- Text her to say that he would not be able to surrender the theses because he was imprisoned in Iraq
- She responded by sending elite mercenaries to the ISIS city to save him
- Family hastened to Sweden, where he could earn his doctorate
Chris Dyer for Mailonline
A professor sent a team of elite mercenary soldiers to an ISIS-occupied war zone to save one of her students after he told her that he would not be able to complete his thesis on time.
The Swedish chemistry professor, Charlotta Turner, assembled a track team of security forces to locate Firas Jumaah, who hid for ISIS fighters after the terrorist group had taken over his city.
Jumaah was a PhD student at the University of Lund, Sweden, when he was the professor of analytical chemistry in the text in 2014, he would not be able to finish his thesis if he did not return within a week because he was trapped in an Iraqi city peeled by the armed forces of the Islamic State.
He had returned to his hometown in the war-torn area after his wife told him that Daesh militants had taken over the next village and then killed all the men and enslaved the women.
Charlotta Turner (right) Firas Jumaah (left) after the professor of analytical chemistry organized his rescue of ISIS-Iraq
The student and his family had sought refuge in a discarded bleach factory when ISIS fighters stormed the city.
In an attempt to help her stranded student, Prof. Turner contacted the then head of the university, Per Gustafson, who hired a company to arrange the rescue mission.
A few days later two Landcruisers arrived with four heavily armed mercenaries in the area where Jumaah was hiding and were evacuated from the city, together with his wife and two children.
The family was rushed to Erbil airport and taken to Sweden, but his mother and sisters had to stay in Iraq.
Firas Jumaah and his family hide from ISIS in a closed bleaching plant in Iraq in 2014 before mercenaries entered the city and saved them
Prof Turner told Lund's University Magazine (LUM): "What happened was completely unacceptable.
I became so angry that IS pushed itself into our world, exposed my PhD student and his family to this and disturbed the research. & # 39;
Jumaah said he had no idea that his teacher would send rescue workers when he told her that he would not be able to complete his thesis in time.
He told LUM: & # 39; I had no hope at all. I was desperate. I just wanted to tell my supervisor what was happening. I had no idea that a professor would be able to do something for us.
After leaving Iraq, Jumaah was able to complete his PhD in chemistry and now works for a pharmaceutical company in Malmö
& # 39; My wife was completely panicked. Everyone was shocked at how IS behaved. I took the first plane there to be with them. What kind of life would I have if something had happened to them?
& # 39; I have never felt so privileged, so VIP. But at the same time I felt like a coward when I left my mother and sisters. & # 39;
The rest of the Jumaah family succeeded in surviving the ISIS occupation and he has now been promoted in Sweden and is working in a pharmaceutical company in Malmö.