According to a United Nations report, more than 3500 non-combatants are held as slaves by ISIS in Iraq. Apparently, most are Ezidis from northern Iraq; many of whom were captured during ISIS’ offensive at Sinjar last year. Furthermore, the vast majority are believed to be children and women – while a large portion of the latter serve as sex slaves for ISIS fighters near the frontline.
Furthermore, the report underlines extensive and rather atrocious ISIS torture which is carried out on a daily basis against both civilians and prisoners of war. Sadly, it also reveals that some 800 to 900 children have been abducted by ISIS and since undergone military training as to serve with ISIS forces against the Iraqi Army.
The statement also stressed that millions have suffered under the Islamic State caliphate which was proclaimed during the summer of 2014: “The figures capture those who were killed or maimed by overt violence, but countless others have died from the lack of access to basic food, water or medical care.”
Less than a month ago, ISIS issued laws on how to treat female sex slaves and their children. Any children born to sex slaves are then trained to murder, an aid worker told RT last month. According to the United Nations, fighters loyal to ISIS have abducted girls as young as 12 years old, selling them as sex slaves or giving them to militants as rewards.