Former Islamic State sex slave demands justice for Yazidis

The Islamic State rule dictates that Yazidis, because they do not practice Islam, can be taken as slaves on religious grounds.

Mar 20, 2017, 09:37 AM IST

Islamic State rapes and tortures Sunni Arab women too: HRW

Fighters from the Islamic State group, whose abuses against Yazidi women have been well documented, are raping and torturing Sunni Arab women too, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Feb 20, 2017, 12:59 PM IST

'A for Apple, B for Bomb' - How Islamic State groomed child soldiers

New batches of children arrived at the Zuhur orphanage every few weeks from outside Mosul, including a few from neighbouring Syria.

Feb 17, 2017, 14:38 PM IST

Up to 900 jihadists killed in Mosul battle, says US

The United States said Thursday that up to 900 Islamic State group jihadists have been killed in the offensive to retake Iraq`s Mosul, as camps around the city filled with fleeing civilians.

Oct 27, 2016, 21:45 PM IST

Yazidi victim demands genocide trial for Islamic State leaders

Nadia Murad, a slight, soft spoken Yazidi woman from Iraq, endured a three-month nightmare as a sex slave of the Islamic State group.

Jun 28, 2016, 10:09 AM IST

Yazidi victim demands genocide trial for IS leaders

The Yazidis, neither Muslim nor Arab, are an ancient religious minority of more than half a million people concentrated near the Syrian border in northern Iraq.

Jun 28, 2016, 09:04 AM IST

Islamic State committing genocide against Yazidis: UN

Islamic State is committing the crime of genocide against the Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, seeking to destroy the ethno-religious group of 400,000 people through killings, sexual slavery and other crimes, United Nations investigators said on Thursday.

Jun 16, 2016, 15:39 PM IST

About 3,500 slaves held by Islamic State in Iraq: UN report

An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are being held as slaves in Iraq by Islamic State militants, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

Jan 20, 2016, 00:16 AM IST