Islamic State commanders ‘using Yazidi virgins for sex’

(Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, march in a demonstration at the Iraqi-Turkish border Photo: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters)

Islamic State (Isil) jihadists separated virgin women from the Yazidi minority sect in Iraq to take as sex slaves, according to a group that monitors Isil in Syria.

Earlier this month, Isil’s English-language online magazine Dabiq confirmed rumours that “thousands” of Yazidi woman and girls had been kidnapped and kept as concubines when its fighters stormed towns and villages in Sinjar province.

Now, a source with in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the “capital” of the extremist’s territory, has given details of the practice to a local anti-Isil group that monitors the jihadists.

“Only the virgins” were taken as sex slaves by the jihadists, the source told the group ‘Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently’.

The group is made up of sixteen activists in Raqqa who work to shed light on the jihadist’s actions in the city…

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