An Islamic State fighter posted, on his Facebook page, photos of Yazidi sex slaves he wants to sell online.
Abu Assad Almani posted the first picture of a young girl with a simple caption: “She is for sale. To all the bros thinking about buying a slave, this one is $8,000”. The second picture, a girl with a pale young face and weepy red eyes, was also for sale for around $8,000.
The two photos were taken down by Facebook within hours.
Whether the militant was selling the poor girls for himself or on behalf of the group is still unknown.
Almani is believed to be an ISIS fighter of German origin who lives in the group’s de facto capital of Raqqa, northern Syria.
The jihadi group is now suffering serious setbacks in both Syria and Iraq where the Kurdish-led fighters and Iraqi forces – both backed by US strikes – are, respectively, closing on in the group’s strongholds in Syria and Iraq.
In August 2014, hundreds of Yazidi women were captured and taken as sex slaves when their city of Sinjar was stormed by ISIS militants, who massacred men and children.