Breaking: ISIS Is Holding Hundreds of Yazidi Women in Iraq–
And now there are reports that ISIS took hundreds of women captive. (AlIraqi)
An Iraqi Christian refugee named Rwaa called into the BBC today to describe the horrific situation in Iraq. Rwaa fled the Christian city of Qaraqosh on Thursday with her children and cousin as ISIS rebels took control of the town. She said ISIS is raping and selling women.
“We fled last night, actually at 3 AM in the morning. We were at home when someone came and told us to, “Leave! Leave!” We left with our clothes only. We didn’t even take our passports. And (crying) we have no place to go because no one wants us here. They took everything from us… They took the women. They raped them. They are selling them. For God Sakes, they are selling them! What century are we?”
Tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians are fleeing for their lives after ISIS militants seized the town of Qaraqosh.
Now there are reports that ISIS is holding hundreds of Yazidi women in Iraq.
The women are being held at a school in Mosul.
Russia Today reported:
Hundreds of Yazidi sect women have been captured by militants from the Islamic State group, formerly known as ISIS, according to media reports citing Iraqi officials.
Kamil Amin, a spokesman from Iraq’s Human Rights Ministry, says hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive. He said that the women are under 35 years old and are being held at a school in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, which is now under IS control.
The ministry learned of the situation from the victims’ families, AP reports.
It comes after the US carried out limited airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) artillery, which had been targeting the Kurdish capital Erbil. An end date for the strikes has not yet been established, the White House said in statement on Friday.
Some 50,000 residents of the Yazidi community have been forced to flee their homes in northern Iraq, and their capital Sinjar is now under the control Islamic State Sunni jihadists.
Thousands of Yazidis are stranded on a mountain in Iraq without water.