At least 250 women in Mosul who have opposed to be sex slaves were murdered in the hands of ISIS, according to Said Mamuzini, a Kurdistan Democratic Party official from Mosul. The raped victims were forced to temporarily marry fighters in the terri group, also known as ‘sexual jihad,’
According to an official from the Kurdistan Democratic Party, women who refused to cooperate were killed instantly, and sometimes their family members were executed as well.
United Nations testimony revealed a case about a woman being scorched to death by Islamic State for not agreeing to join ‘sexual jihad.’
The UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Zainab Bangura, said IS militant’s central ideology was brutalizing women and girls. Furthermore, “pretty virgins” were kidnapped by jihadists to be recycled sex slaves.
“We were put on display. Men came in and looked at us like objects. It was like a car showroom,” a girl, who goes by her false name, Kahlida, stated to Daily News. “Women were bought for cash—as little as $20, or exchanged for things like mobile phones, or given away as gifts.” Against her will, she consumed birth control pills and abortion-causing drugs in order to not be pregnant. She commented furthermore, disclosing that she was sexually abused at minimum, three times a day over the course of 16 months, and had attempted suicide several times in order to free herself from the assault.
More than 500 Yazidi young girls and women were captured in August 2014. Two months later, the same amount of females were kidnapped after the militants assaulted the Sinjar mountains of northern Iraq. In the midst of the raid, more than 5,000 Yazidi men were recorded to have been killed.
In response, on April 18, U.S. President Barack Obama said that he anticipates that Mosul would ultimately be restored from the Islamic state. “My expectation is that by the end of the year, we will have created the conditions where Mosul will eventually fall,” Obama declared.
Aside from dispatching eight Apache helicopters to battle the Islamic State, U.S. government had confirmed last week that they would send out more than 200 soldiers to Iraq. U.S. Defense officials verify that this procedure is to help Iraq troops who are getting ready to combat against the Islamic State in Mosul to take back the city.