Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Dozens of Iraqi Women Sold as Brides by IS Mil.; Kidnapped,Taken to Syria,Sold for Some $1K Each

Several dozen Yazidi women kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Iraq have been taken to Syria, forced to convert to Islam, and sold into marriage to militants, the Global Post website reports today (September 2, 2014).

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had confirmed that at least 27 Yazidi women had been sold for around $1,000 each to IS fighters.

The group said it was aware that some 300 Yazidi women had been kidnapped and transported to Syria by the jihadists, but it had so far documented the sale into marriage of 27.

"In recent weeks, some 300 women and girls of the Yazidi faith who were abducted in Iraq have been distributed as spoils of war to fighters from the Islamic State," a statement said.

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