Illegal abortions are being carried out on pregnant girls as young as
nine abducted and raped by Islamic State fighters upon their release.
to Sunday Times,the traumatized children are from the Yazidis religious
minority community,after an estimated40,000 them were taken at gunpoint
by ISIS thugs in August last year.
Thousands of girls and women
torn from their homes in Iraq were raped, tortured, forcibly married
and enslaved. Now many of the traumatised victims have now found their
way back to their families in Kurdistan; battered, broken, humiliated and several of them pregnant.
Dozens are reportedly having illegal abortions and many are also
secretly seeking surgery to reverse the loss of their virginity..
A teenager told how when she was 13, she
was kidnapped by ISIS thugs and regularly tied up and raped – one of
them was even trying to make her pregnant.
But she and two other girls escaped their captors by tying bedsheets together and climbing out of a second floor window. The
“I try not to think about it. When I do, I get hysterical
and start throwing things at my family. If I ever saw him, I would like
to cut him to pieces.”
One of the youngest victims who fell pregnant is a 9-year-old girl, according to Canadian-based aid worker Yousif Daoud.He said
“This girl is so young she could die if she delivers a baby. “Even a caesarian section is dangerous. The abuse she has suffered left her mentally and physically traumatised.”
More than 200 elderly and infirm Yazidis were freed earlier this
month by Islamic State militants.They were handed over to Kurdish forces
near the city of Kirkuk and many were too exhausted and disoriented to
speak.The Yazidis thought they were being led to their execution, but
instead, were piled onto a minibus that drove them to peshmerga
positions in batches.
It was not clear why the radical jihadists had decided to release
the Yazidis, whom they consider devil-worshippers, but the group
previously freed 200 more it was holding under similarly mysterious
One elderly woman said she had been captured by the insurgents last
August when they overpowered Kurdish forces in the Sinjar area and
proceeded to purge its Yazidi population, killing hundreds and taking
The woman, who asked not to be named, said
she had told her son and two young daughters to run away as the
militants closed in, but stayed behind herself because she was unwell
and did not want to slow them down.
She said: “I had lost hope of seeing my children again, but today it has happened.”