The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) sold yesterday Thursday 42 women to its own fighters in the Eastern city of Deir ez-Zor.
The women, belonging to the Yazidi minority sect, were abducted last year from the Sinjar region in southern Iraq during the group’s massive offensive there.
Some women were kidnapped with their children. However, their destiny is still unknown.
The captives, dubbed Sabaya [sex slaves], were brought to the town of Al-Mayadeen (nearly 45 km to the south of Deir ez-Zor) earlier this month where they were sold to ISIS fighters for between $500 and $2000 each.
ISIS’ strict ideology allows ‘Jihadists’ to have their own sex slaves as ‘spoils of war’ to fulfill their sexual desires so they can concentrate on fighting the ‘infidels’
In 2014, the Islamic fighters stormed the Yazidi-populated areas in northern Iraq, massacring hundreds, forcing thousands of hundreds to flee, and capturing thousands of women and girls as sex slaves.
Religious minorities in Syria and Iraq, including Shiites, Druze, Ismailis and Christians of all sects, are considered ‘infidels’ by the takfiri group and are ‘legitimate’ targets to be slaughtered and taken as ‘sex slaves’. It is widely believed that ISIS has thousands of women as sex slaves in the territories it controls in Syria and Iraq.