ISIL abducts nearly 3,000 women, girls in Iraq

ISIL abducts nearly 3,000 women, girls in Iraq

Up to 3,000 women and girls have been kidnapped by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) thugs on the rampage in Iraq over the past two weeks.

They face the terrifying prospect of being forced into marriage or sold as sex slaves, reports the Sunday People.

Amnesty International said the victims, some just babies, were snatched from villages overrun by the heavily-armed Takfiri terrorists.

Hundreds of male villagers who refuse to convert to the Takfiri’s deviant interpretation of Islam have been mercilessly shot dead.

The terrorists have executed 700 members of the Al-Sheeitat tribe in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said many were beheaded.

It also emerged that 400 men from Iraq’s Izadi community were slaughtered in cold blood in just 48 hours after the village of Kojo was taken.

A hundred women and girls from Kojo were taken away. Their fate is uncertain, like thousands of women snatched since the ISIL, ­launched its cruel onslaught on August 3.

Senior Kurdish ­officials said 82 men died on Friday. Terrorists took men away in groups of a few dozen and shot them with assault rifles on the edge of the village, according to a wounded man who escaped by feigning death. They then strolled around finishing off any who appeared to be alive with their pistols, the 42-year-old said.

He added: “They thought we were all dead. When they went we ran away.

“We hid in a valley until sundown, and then we fled to the mountains.”

Amnesty spokeswoman Donatella Rovera said: “The victims are of all ages.

“It seems they took away entire families, all those who did not manage to flee.”

The women and girls are said to be held in ISIL-controlled Tal Afar, east of Mount Sinjar, or the city of Mosul.

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