You’ll Never Believe Where ISIS Abused These Girls

After their horrific ordeal, Yazidi women have been rescued from slavery, finally, in Iraq

by Leah Jessen | Updated 16 Jun 2017 at 8:38 AM

The details are too horrific to imagine: Radical Islamic State jihadis enslaved and abused at least 200 women inside a church in Mosul, Iraq.

Iraqi forces have now rescued the Yazidi girls and women from the Syrian Orthodox Church of St. Ephraim in Mosul, Fox News reported.

"In June 2015, a year after ISIS overran Iraq's second-largest city of Mosul and much of its surrounding Nineveh Plains region, the group used street notices to announce it was converting that church into a 'mosque of the mujahedeen,'" Fox News reported on June 14. "Subsequently, the cross from the dome was ripped down and all furniture in the house of worship was stripped of furniture and Christian symbols."

The Yazidi women rescued from sex slavery are an ethnically Kurdish religious community. ISIS has targeted and attacked the Yazidis and other religious minority groups in the Middle East.

"Hundreds of thousands of Christians and Yazidis remain displaced across the country, with an inability or innate fear of returning home," Fox News noted.

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There have been emerging reports over the past few months about the brutal acts ISIS militants have committed — each more heinous than the next.

"They sold girls, girls that were underage, because ISIS considered that permissible under Islamic law," Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman and an ISIS sex-slave survivor, told CNN in March. "They came not just to attack certain people, but they came for all Yazidis."

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Murad is from the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq. According to her account, ISIS sold girls as young as nine years old into sex slavery. In her own personal story, Murad told the United Nations Security Council in 2015 that the terrorists even gang-raped her until she passed out.

"Nearly 6,500 women and children from the Yazidi were abducted and about 5,000 people from the community were killed during that day," Murad said of when ISIS attacked her village of Sinjar, Kurdistan, in August 2014.

These atrocities continue under the horrible and disturbing ISIS regime.

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