Iraqi minister: 690 Iraqi women held captive by ISIL radicals

Iraqi minister: 690 Iraqi women held captive by ISIL radicals
Sat Aug 23, 2014 20:28:04

At least 690 Iraqi Izadi and Shiite women and girls are taken hostage by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiri militants, facing abuse and slavery, Iraq’s Minister of Human Rights says.

Muhammad Shiya al-Sudani speaking at a press conference said 600 Izadi girls held captive in Asar School in Tal Afar are facing excruciating torture as well as abuse.

ISIL militants also had taken 75 Shiite women hostage in Sinjar region and abducted 15 more in the town of Jurf al-Sukhr in the province of Babil, Sudani said.

Underscoring that the abduction of women by ISIL militants has become a dangerous phenomenon, Sundani added that ISIL militants sell the captive women as slaves.

The ISIL terrorists executed 350 Izadi people in Sinjar and raided an Izadi village killing 70 Iraqi civilians, Sudani added.

Sudani also mentioned that his ministry was closely investigating reports that abducted Izadi and Shiite girls are being sold as slaves at markets in regions under ISIL control.

The minister added that, for the past several weeks ISIL had laid siege to the Turkmen town of Amrli in Tuz Khurmatu, killing residents on a regular basis.


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