ISIS militants send young girls naked to slave market in Syria

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Published May 21, 2015, 7:50 am IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 3:26 am IST
Militants strip the girls, conduct virginity tests, evaluate bodies and send to auctions

Beirut: The dreaded terrorists of IS group are sending the ‘prettiest virgins’ of Raqqa, in Syria, to slave markets where they are sold as sexual objects to the highest bidder, the U’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict said. The Daily Mail has reported that after the militants attack different villages, they strip the girls, conduct virginity tests, evaluate their bodies and send them to twisted auctions, special representative Zainab Bangura claims.

Ms Bangura has found that the gruesome extent of IS’ sexual crimes against these young women, particularly from the Yazidi minority community, after collecting information from Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.The IS carries out ‘systematic sexual crimes’ against Yazidi women and girls after kidnapping over 200 of them from their homes in northern Iraq last August, Human Rights Watch has said.

 

Those considered the most beautiful are then sent to IS’ adopted capital where they are sold naked.They are first offered to the leaders of the depraved organisation, followed by the Emirs, and finally the soldiers.Each buyer usually takes three or four girls and keeps them for a few months before they grow tired of them and sell them again, Ms Bangura said

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