They killed my body, now they are killing my soul, says Yazidi girl used as sex slave by ISIS

A 17-year old Yazidi girl, who in the captivity of the Islamic State or the ISIS, has disclosed the horrific abuse she is suffering as a sex slave at the hands of the dreaded terrorists.

By Manisha Singh | Updated: Sep 10, 2014, 20:30 PM IST
They killed my body, now they are killing my soul, says Yazidi girl used as sex slave by ISIS

London: A 17-year old Yazidi girl, who in the captivity of the Islamic State or the ISIS, has disclosed the horrific abuse she is suffering as a sex slave at the hands of the dreaded terrorists.

According to a report in a foreign daily, the girl whose name has not been revealed, was kidnapped by the ISIS on August 03 this year during an offensive against Sinjar.

She is at present in the captivity of the ISIS and was allowed to talk as they wanted to hurt them more by asking the girls to describe to their parents what they were doing to them.

The parents of the captured girl are refugees in Kurdistan, They gave the number of their daughter to a journalist from an Italian paper.

The girl asked her interviewer not to name her as she was embarrassed by what had been done to her and said that though she wanted to die, she was pulling along as one day she was hoping to be saved and meet her parents.

The victim also revealed that around forty women and girls were held by the terrorists in an unknown city and their age may be anything from 12 to 30.

On a sad note, she said that she didn't even know how to describe her torture.

The report says that the captured women are kept in a house under armed guards and they are raped throughout the day.

The physical abuse is often by carried out by different men.

The girl told her interviewer that they were treated like slaves and are sometimes given to men who arrive straight from Syria.

She added that they are beaten and threatened if the women try to resist.

Some of the really young girls have have stopped talking because of the torture and abuse that they have suffered at the hands of their captors, she said.

The girl also told the journalist that many of the women had attempted to end their lives and regarding her life she felt that even if the horror ended one day she would never be able to erase it from her mind.

But as of now she feels that as though it will never end and poignantly said that the ISIS men had killed her body and were now were killing her soul.

As per an Amnesty International report, the ISIS have captured thousands of women and children in Syria and Iraq.

The report in the daily said that the story of the captured girl contradicted the claims by the ISIS which said that they cared for the widows and children in their regime.

The ISIS expanded during the civil war in Syria. It swept into Iraq in June this year, seizing large areas of the country's Sunni-dominated northern and western provinces.

One of the main reasons for its rise in Syria and Iraq is said to be internal conflict in those countries and weak governments there.

In the recent times the US has upped the ante against the terror group with air strikes by its war planes. The air strikes began in early August after ISIS fighters began targeting ethnic Yazidis and launching attacks toward the Kurdish regional capital of Irbil.

Also, US president Barack Obama vowed to destroy them after the ISIS killed two American journalists.

British Prime Minister David Cameron too has urged the Western powers to come together to finish the ISIS.

Meanwhile, with a new Iraqi government finally in place and a growing Middle East consensus on defeating insurgent threats, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday pressed Iraq's Shiite leader to quickly deliver more power to wary Sunnis or jeopardise any hope of defeating the Islamic State group.

Kerry landed in the Iraqi capital just two days after newly sworn Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi seated his top government ministers, a crucial step toward restoring stability in a nation where security has spiralled out of control since the beginning of the year, as per PTI.

The trip marks the first high-level US meeting with al-Abadi since he become prime minister, and it aimed to symbolise the Obama administration's support for Iraq nearly three years after US troops left the war-torn country.

But it also signalled to al-Abadi, a Shiite Muslim, that the US was watching to make sure he gives Iraqi Sunnis more control over their local power structures and security forces, as promised.

Al-Abadi's predecessor, former PM Nouri al-Maliki, for years shut Sunnis out of power and refused to pay tribal militias salaries or give them government jobs and in turn sowed widespread resentment that Islamic State extremists seized on as a recruiting tool.

With Agency inputs