She never learned their last names. The Yazidi faith combines elements of Islam, Christianity and Zoroastrianism, an ancient Persian religion. In the images obtained by AP, many of the women and girls are dressed in finery, some in heavy makeup. New drone footage captures catastrophic damage in Iraqi city of Ramadi. Mirza Danai, founder of the German-Iraqi aid organization Luftbrucke Irak, said in the last two or three months, escape has become more difficult and dangerous. Viewer discretion is advised. IS relies on encrypted apps to sell the women and girls, according to an activist is documenting the transactions and asked not to be named for fear of his safety.
Five other sisters all managed to escape and later were relocated to Germany.
‘Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old’: ISIS tightens grip on women held as sex slaves
Some hard-liners, however, continued to insist that under Shariah sex slavery must be permitted, though the Islamic State group is the first in the modern era to bring it into organized practice. The fighters are assassinating smugglers who rescue the captives, just as funds to buy the women out of slavery are drying up. He brutalized her, often keeping her handcuffed. The family keeps the file of missing Yazidis on a mobile phone. But the Kurdish regional government no longer has the funds. She tried to run away twice but was caught, beaten and raped repeatedly.