600 Shia Turkmen Women and Children Under ISIS Captivity: Iraq Human Right

600 Shia Turkmen Women and Children Under ISIS Captivity: Iraq Human Right
Sat Sep 3, 2016 18:02:52

More than 600 Shia Turkmen women and children remain under the control of the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, IS and Daesh), Masrour Aswad, a member of the High Commission of Human Rights in Iraq, told Kurdistan24 on Friday.

“We have acquired information that ISIS has jailed some of them in a military base in Mosul, but the federal government of Iraq and organizations are silent,” Aswad said.

The women in captivity are often used as sex slaves and the children trained for suicide attacks.

He mentioned that they had met with some of the women rescued from ISIS, and they revealed some sensitive information about the whereabouts of many prisoned women in ISIS-controlled territories.

“They have revealed information about the ISIS hostages and asked us to conceal their names and profile,” Aswad added.

Additionally, he stated only 11 of the Shia Turkmen hostages had been rescued from the terrorist group so far.

Hassan Toran, the Deputy Head of Turkmen Front and a member of the parliament of Iraq, criticized international organizations for not making enough efforts to rescue the hostages.

“Before, we had information about those hostages, and we knew that they were alive,” Toran told Kurdistan24.

“But now all our connections are lost, and nobody knows what happened to them,” the Deputy Head continued.

He believes that the government of Iraq must find a solution regarding the hostages especially after they are rescued.

In June 2014, IS took control of Mosul and large swaths of territories in the north of Iraq.

Daesh enslaved thousands of Kurdish Yazidi women and sold them as slaves in sex markets under their control.


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