Fallujah: Over 350 Yazidi girls kidnapped 2 years ago freed from ‘sexual jihad’ after Isis withdrawal

Hundreds of Yazidi sex slaves have been freed from the embattled city of Fallujah after the Islamic State (Isis) continue their withdrawal whilst under pressure from the Iraqi army. The 354 girls from the fringe minority sect had been kidnapped by the extremists 305 miles away in their spiritual home near Mount Sinjar, in northern Ira, during the summer of 2014.

Daesh (Isis) forced tens of thousands of members of the religious community to flee reported raping and abduction of women – who were then held as slaves – while men were murdered. The Yazidis are seen as heretics by IS as their belief system contains elements of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.