ISIS post pictures of ‘Christian women kidnapped in Syria threatening that they will become sex slaves if ransom is not paid’

Disturbing images which have appeared online could be of three Assyrian Christian women ISIS abducted in February.

In three ‘leaked’ images shared on social media, the women hold pieces of paper on which their names and a date – July 27, 2015 – are written.

It is feared this means they will be sold to ISIS fighters if their families or charities do not pay ransom for their release, although no figure appears on the signs they hold.

On Tuesday, ISIS released 22 of more than 220 Christians they snatched from several Assyrian farming communities it raided in Iraq’s north-eastern Hassakeh province, Syria, earlier this year.

The Assyrian Federation of Sweden has told MailOnline the women’s surnames resemble those of families who lived in the region, although they cannot completely verify they are Christians.

  • ontario john

    But pleased remember, it has nothing to do with islam.

    • Got it.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Successful cultures do not need to kidnap people and ransom them back.
      Failed cultures do.

      • MJ

        Depends on your definition of “successful”, I would think. ISIS and Islam in general seems to be doing pretty well in terms of money, power and recruits, worldwide, by using violence and rape. It’s proved a rather successful approach for them over the centuries.

  • Glenfilthie

    Time for Moochelle Obutthole to make a pouty-faced Tweet I suppose.

    When are they back from vacation?

  • Alain

    Of course none of them have already been raped more than once by their captors.

  • How hard is it to trace these people and mount a rescue operation?

    • David

      Extremely hard if there is no will.