On Thursday, 19 Yazidi girls who refused to have sex with their Islamic State militant captors were barbarically burned alive in iron cages in front of hundreds of people in Mosul, an ISIS hotbed.
“They were punished for refusing to have sex with ISIS militants,” human rights activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News.
“The 19 girls were burned to death, while hundreds of people were watching,” said another witness. “Nobody could do anything to save them from the brutal punishment.”
In the summer of 2014, ISIS radicals took control of the Yezidi region of Shingle in northern Iraq, resulting in nearly 400,000 people fleeing to Duhok and Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan.
“Tens of thousands of Yazidis remained trapped in Mount Sinjar, suffering mass killings, kidnappings and rape cases, according to local and military sources,” reports ARA.
It’s estimated that there are upwards of 3,000 Yazidi girls who have been captured as sex slaves by Islamic State jihadists.
Officials from both the United Nations and Human Rights Watch have called on the Islamic terrorist group to release the captured girls.
“The longer they are held by ISIS, the more horrific life becomes for Yazidi women, bought and sold, brutally raped, their children torn from them,” said HRW’s Skyye Wheeler.
“The Kurdistan Regional Government estimates that ISIS in Iraq and Syria is holding 1,800 abducted women and girls,” notes Fox News, “while the U.N. puts the number at 3,500 Yazidis.”
As The Daily Wire reported in March, ISIS is barbarically gaining maximum use of their female sex slaves by forcing them to take birth control bills and aborting their babies, since the Islamic radicals maintain that a sex slave’s womb must be “empty” in order to rape her. Women and girls from the Yazidi religious minority were targeted here, too.