Activists from the human rights group ‘Syria is being Slaughtered Silently’ say that sources inside the ISIL held city of Raqqa learnt the terrorists have turned to women to carry out training for deadly attacks.
An Egyptian woman was offered a large amount of money and the promise to ‘go to your husband in heaven’ if she became an ISIL suicide bomber.
It is thought the new terrorist bride suicide squad will be trained up to carry out deadly bomb attacks as the terrorist group believe women are less likely to arouse suspicion.
The activist group also suggested that it is unlikely ISIL will use foreign terrorist brides from the notorious al-Khansaa brigades, who patrol the streets of Raqqa.
The propaganda success of the al-Khansaa brigades, which are thought to include several British women including ex rocker Sally Jones, are a key part of ISIL’s terrifying image.
Due to the value of foreign women in ISIL held territory, the terrorist group have been targeting Arab women to make up the new suicide battalion, having run low of teenagers.
The activist group’s report also cited a woman known only as Farah, who is from Raqqa. She says an ISIL woman approached her and hinted ISIL needed women for “battles to protect Raqqa”.
Farah was told that the defense of Raqqa was part of her “duty to the city”.
“The conversation of this woman started to evolve trying to convince me to join ISIS (ISIL), but what more surprised me was that she asked me to join a new women battalion of ISIS (ISIL) and their mission is not to fight , but to carry out a suicidal operations being the enemy of ISIS (ISIL),” she said.
“They (the enemy) won’t expect that a woman would do such an operation,” Farah was told.
The ISIL recruiter also told Farah that the terrorist group would “take care of her family after her death and will give the large sum of money before the implementation of the operation”.
“Alkhansa’a battalion has a bad reputation among the civilians, and it is a nightmare for the women in Raqqa city as a result for the practices they do to provoke people for personal reasons,” activist Abu Mohammed wrote.
The activist said that some of the women who joined al-Khansaa battalion used to work in prostitution before the arrival of ISIL and “joined to get high salaries” or avoid being stoned.
The female suicide squad suggests ISIL’s fears for its defense of the city of Raqqa with a large forthcoming Kurdish-led offensive expected soon.