A 9-year-old girl is pregnant after being raped by ISIS savages in Iraq, a report said.
The young girl was one of over 200 Yazidi women and children to be released this week after spending eight months captive in the hands of the extremists, according to the the Toronto Star reported.
Hundreds have been able to return, either by fleeing or being set free by ISIS, and the nine-year-old is among them.
“The abuse she has suffered left her mentally and physically traumatized,” said Yousif Daoud, a Canadian-based aid worker who recently returned from the region.
According to aid workers, she was ‘sexually abused by no fewer than ten men’, while in captivity inside the self-proclaimed caliphate, reports the Canadian newspaper.
“Most of them were front-line fighters or suicide bombers who are given girls as a reward,” Daoud explained. “She was in very bad shape.”
“This girl is so young she could die if she delivers a baby. Even cesarean section is dangerous.”
Daoud claimed that many of the women and young girls who were set free by ISIS would be shamed when reunited with their families, due to suspicions that they had been defiled by the militants.
“If they are married, their husbands won’t take them back if they are pregnant,” he said. “And it’s clear that the babies will never be accepted.”
According to the Toronto Star, the 9-year-old girl has been transported by a Kurdish aid group to a medical charity in Germany, She will be looked after there until her baby arrives.
“I don’t know what the future would be for their babies,” Daoud added. “The girls and women don’t want them. They have suffered so much they just want to forget.”
‘This girl is so young she could die if she delivers a baby,’ he added. ‘Even a caesarian section is dangerous. The abuse she has suffered left her mentally and physically traumatized.’
This comes after the release of 216 Yazidi prisoners who had been held captive since last summer when ISIS militants attacked their villages in the area around Sinjar (see map) in northwestern Iraq.
The freed prisoners said that they had been led to believe they were being led to their execution, but instead, were piled onto a minibus that drove them to peshmerga positions.
The Yazidis, made up of women, children and the elderly, are said to be in poor health and bearing signs of abuse and neglect.
General Hiwa Abdullah, a peshmerga commander in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, said that about 40 children are among those released, some of whom were too exhausted and disoriented to speak.
It was not clear why the radical jihadists had decided to release the Yazidis, whom they consider devil-worshippers, but the group previously freed 200 more it was holding under similarly mysterious circumstances.
The freed Yazidis were taken away by ambulances and buses to receive treatment and care.
One elderly woman said she had been captured by the insurgents last August when they overpowered Kurdish forces in the Sinjar area and proceeded to purge its Yazidi population, killing hundreds and taking thousands captive.
The woman, who asked not to be named, said she had told her son and two young daughters to run away as the militants closed in, but stayed behind herself because she was unwell and did not want to slow them down.
‘I had lost hope of seeing my children again, but today it has happened,’ she said as they embraced her and wept.
Other disturbing accounts from women also revealed that some hostages were forced to give their blood for transfusions.
The shocking details of their ordeal was exposed in a 87-page report released by Amnesty International in November 2014.
The report found that girls and women were repeatedly raped and sold as sex slaves, and even children were sold to IS fighters or given as “gifts.”
IS have since defended their actions saying they consider Yazidis heretical, in order to justify the practice of selling them using theological rulings to early Islam.
They were given a simple option: convert to Islam or die.
Women and girls have recalled the harrowing details of their ordeal after they were abducted and held hostage by the terror group for more than eight months. Some were sold to fighters as sex slaves or given as prizes, while others were beaten and forced to convert to Islam.
Ziyad Shammo Khalaf, who works with the local NGO Yazda to offer assistance to the persecuted Yazidis, said children were taken away by force from their mothers and “distributed among houses” in Mosul and Tal Afar, where they stayed for five months.
He told the International Business Times: “If you come and sit with the girls you will find different stories from girl to girl. A lot of them have been sold to Isis fighters, they have been raped in public, and by more than two or three people at a time.
“They were tortured, beaten and subject to any type of violence.”
Some of the Yazidis said they had been held in the Islamic State stronghold of Tel Afar most of the time, but in the days leading up to their release, they were moved from one town to another in Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate.
Yazidi community leaders were there to receive them and an ambulance was on standby.
Yazidi activists say many remain in the hands of Islamic State, which has often subjected women to rape or sexual slavery.
The United Nations said last month that the Islamic State may have committed genocide against the minority.
The Yazidis are an ancient, predominantly Kurdish people who follow their own religion derived from Islam, Christianity and Zoroastrianism.
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