Woman who fled from Daesh-held Mosul: ‘I was married and divorced nine times a night’
An anonymous Iraqi Christian woman who escaped from Daesh (ISIS)-controlled Mosul has described the horror of life under the militant group in an interview with In Defense of Christians (IDC), Fox News’ Catherine Herridge reports.
The article detailed the nightly rapes the woman was subjected to. “They had me whenever they would desire it,” she reportedly said. She told of one Daesh member who was particularly fixated on her, and would say “I like the people of Jesus.”
The woman was married and divorced to provide the attackers with a justification for forced sexual relations with her, a common practice for Daesh. Daesh reportedly has thousands of sex slaves, including many Yazidi women as well.
Arabic and Iraqi media outlets are beginning to pick up on the story, which Fox News ran on June 4th.
Perhaps things will soon get better for the woman’s native Mosul, however. Peshmerga (military of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region) and the Iraqi army retook several villages surrounding Mosul in the Nineveh province in May.
Still, for Christians like the aforementioned woman, the thought of returning is difficult with Daesh still at large in many parts of Iraq.
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