Terrorism in Formerly U.S. held Mosul
19 Yazidi girls burned alive for refusing
to have sex with their ISIS captors
Yazidis – Religious and ethnic minority group of Kurds.
Also called Yazidism.
Published June 06, 2016 FoxNews.com
Nineteen Iraqi Yazidi girls who refused to have sex with their Islamic State captors were placed in iron cages and burned alive in front of a crowd of hundreds in Mosul on Thursday, activists and witnesses say.
“The 19 girls were burned to death, while hundreds of people were watching,” a witness told ARA News. “Nobody could do anything to save them from the brutal punishment.”
ISIS took the girls – and thousands of others – as sex slaves after overtaking a northern Iraqi region they called home in August 2014.
“They were punished for refusing to have sex with ISIS militants,” local activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA News.
THIS “War on Women” seems quite a bit more severe than … ***the other ***one.
Help is still “on the way” for Mosul … led by a “U.S. led coalition”. On the way since March … and “long awaited” before then.
America pulled its troops out of Iraq in December of 2011. * The Secretary of State at the time was Hillary Clinton … who later resigned.
President Obama said the U.S. was leaving behind a “sovereign, safe and self-reliant Iraq”
The U.S. is “back” with troops. Too late for these girls, and some beheading victims, and those Christians whose Churches were burned and homes taken over.
Reports: Iraq moves to retake Mosul from ISIS : Related Articles | OOYUZ
Thu Mar 24 05:01:20 EDT 2016 | The Hill
Backed by the U.S.-led coalition, the Iraqi military says it has at last launched an offensive to recapture the key city of Mosul from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, according to reports, while Syria is simultaneously moving to retake Palmyra. The long-awaited Mosul offensive began Thursday, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rassool told the Associated Press, and involved retaking several villages on the outskirts of town and raising the Iraqi flag there.
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