BAGHDAD: ISIS have reportedly moved more than 300 women to Iraq’s embattled northern city of Mosul to use them as sex slaves.
Saeed Mamouzini, the spokesman of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Mosul, told Arabic-language satellite television network on Thursday that Daesh terrorists have brought the non-Iraqi women to the city, located some 400 kilometers (248 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, following an order by the terrorist group’s leader, Ibrahim al-Samarrai aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
On August 15, ISIS militants executed 15 women in the Ghazlani military base, which lies near Mosul, after the victims refused to marry the militants. The terrorists executed 19 women in Mosul on the same ground in late July.
Hana Nawafili, a spokeswoman for the Iraqi Observatory for the Defense of Battered Women, told Arabic-language news agency on July 18 that Daesh terrorists had gang-raped seven female residents of Fallujah, situated about 69 kilometers (43 miles) west of Baghdad, and then murdered them.
The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights reported on December 16, 2014, that Daesh terrorists had executed at least 150 women, including pregnant ones, in the country’s western province of al-Anbar, after they declined to marry them.
The ministry further noted that the militants buried the women in mass graves in Fallujah.
Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since the ISIL launched an offensive in June 2014, and took control of portions of Iraqi territory.
The militants have been committing vicious crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and others.
Units of army soldiers and volunteer fighters are seeking to win back militant-held regions in joint operations.