From the Daily Mail:
Raped, tortured, forced to watch beheadings, then beaten when they tried to kill themselves: Yazidi girls reveal the hell they endured during ISIS captivity
- Two teenage Yazidi girls have described the horror of being capture by Isis
- Aged just 15 and 19, they saw men from their community mercilessly killed
- Both were taken away to be sold on to men in the Iraqi city of Mosul
- Hundreds of other Yazidi females suffered a similarly traumatic fate
- The girls said some considered suicide rather than enduring their ordeal
By Ted Thornhill for MailOnline
Published: 05:59 EST, 1 October 2014 | Updated: 13:06 EST, 1 October 2014
Two Yazidi teenagers who escaped the clutches of Isis have revealed the full horror of their capture and captivity.
They have described being tortured and forced to watch videos of men from their community being beheaded.
Some, they said, were so traumatised by their experiences that they tried to commit suicide. However, those that tried to kill themselves were severely beaten by Isis fighters.
The women were separated from the men – who were simply mown down by machine gun fire in one of the rooms.
Sara was bundled onto a pick-up truck and taken to Mosul, where she was held with hundreds of others prior to being sold off.
She told Globalpost.com: ‘We would try to make ourselves look ugly. Some women would cry or scream or fight, but it made no difference. They were always taken anyway. One girl hung herself. Another tried, but the IS guards stopped her and beat her very badly. No one else tried after that.’
Sara, who described Isis fighters as ‘dirty, with hairy faces and smelling bad’ was eventually sold to ‘an old man and a fat man’.
She said that they would show her videos of Isis militants beheading her neighbors.
She added: ‘In some [videos] they put the heads into cooking pots. Sometimes they would stand on them. There were so many heads. And they would ask us, ‘Do you know this one?’ and laugh.’
Sara, whose real name has been changed, recalled that she would sometimes have huge amounts of blood drawn from her arm by one of the men using a syringe, leaving her feeling sick and faint.
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