Seventeen-year-old Nihad Barakat Shamo Alawsi escaped the Islamic State with her life, but in the process left her newborn baby behind.
In 2014, Alawsi was captured by Islamic State militants after the terror group had taken over her town of Sinjar in northwest Iraq, abducting her and 27 of her family members, according to Daily Mail. Alwasi, 15 at the time, was held captive in Mosul where she was repeatedly beaten and raped by jihadists.
"They raped us, they killed our men, they took our babies away from us," she recently told AMAR Foundation, an organization that helps people in areas of conflict. "The worst thing was the torture in Mosul. We were beaten and raped continuously for two weeks." more >>
Islamic State militants have been raping girls as young as 8 and 9-years-old in packed halls full of victims, details from an anti-extremist report reveals.
The revelations came from a detailed 100-page report by the Quilliam Foundation, based on six months of research into the practices and abuses being carried out by IS.
"One woman described how she was raped in Mosul and that she heard the screams of girls who had been taken from the main hall where she and other women were being kept, to a small adjacent room. She recounted how she saw an IS man point a gun at a young girl who had been resisting," the report states in part. more >>
The Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria reportedly includes 31,000 pregnant women, with the children in danger of being raised into the next generation of Islamic terrorists.
"The future of children born and raised in Islamic State is a pertinent and pressing problem, requiring the immediate attention of the international community. There are currently 31,000 pregnant women within the 'caliphate,'" states the report by the anti-extremist Quilliam Foundation.
"As many as 50 children from the United Kingdom are growing up on jihad in Islamic State, and no prior research examines what will happen to them if they choose to return," it adds. more >>
A Yazidi girl held captive by the Islamic State terrorist organization set herself on fire, severely burning 80 percent of her body, in a desperate attempt to stop jihadists from raping her, a German doctor has said.
Doctor Jan Ilhan Kizilhan heads a project that has helped bring over 1,100 women and girls victimized by the militant group to Germany to help heal their physical and emotional wounds through a project started in 2014 which is run by the German state Baden-Wurttemberg.
Kizilhan told AFP that he has personally been told over 1,400 horrifying stories of how the barbaric terrorist group has brutally raped and abused religious minority girls and women who were captured and sexually enslaved. more >>
At least 70 people were killed in twin suicide bombings on Sunday in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the deadliest attack on the city this year, with the Islamic State terror group taking responsibility and vowing to continue to carry out massacres.
"Our swords will not cease to cut off the heads of the rejectionist polytheists, wherever they are," an IS statement vowed online, referring to its targets in the attack, Shi'ite Muslims.
The bombings were carried out by suicide fighters, Reuters reported, who drove with motorcycles into a crowded mobile phone market in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad. At least 100 people were wounded in the major blasts, along with the dead. more >>
The Islamic State terrorist organization has awarded $10,000 to four winners of a recently held Quran reciting contest in Iraq, the IS-affiliated Amaq news agency has reported.
According to Amaq, the contest was divided into four different levels and hundreds of people from different IS strongholds participated in regional qualifiers that led up to a national final.
The top-three participants in each region advanced to the final contest, which was held in IS' largest Iraqi stronghold, Mosul. more >>