Daesh executes 19 women in Iraq for refusing to marry militants

Published August 4th, 2015 - 06:00 GMT

Members of the ISIL group have executed more than a dozen women in Iraq’s embattled northern city of Mosul as they continue perpetrating crimes against humanity on a large scale in the areas under their control.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) spokesman in Mosul, Saeed Mamouzini, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network on Monday that ISIL extremists have killed 19 women in the city, located some 400 kilometers (248 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, over the past two days after the victims refused to marry the militants.

Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights also reported on December 16, 2014, that ISIL terrorists had executed at least 150 womenincluding pregnant ones, in the country’s western province of al-Anbar, after they declined to marry the militants.

The ministry further noted that the militants buried the women in mass graves in Fallujah, situated about 69 kilometers (43 miles) west of Baghdad.

Last month, Hana Nawafili, a spokeswoman for the Iraqi Observatory for the Defense of Battered Women, told Arabic-language al-Maalomah news agency that ISIL terrorists had gang-raped seven female residents of Fallujah, and then murdered them.

The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by violence ever since ISIL militants began their march through the Iraqi territory in June 2014.

The heavily-armed terrorists took control of Mosul before sweeping through parts of the country’s heartland.

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