Yazidi sex slaves who were eventually freed from their ISIS captors have set the burqas on fire they were forced to wear after escaping from the terror group in Syria. One of the women, identified as Israa, 20-year-old, explained how she was forced out of the town of Baghouz last week by ISIS fighters before escaping and surrendering herself over to Kurdish troops.
After freed from the terror group, she and other Yazidi women in the desert removed the burqas and set ablaze. A video posted on social media is repeatedly doing the rounds where Israa said, “The first time they made me wear it, I felt like I was being suffocated.”
“It bothered me a lot. I didn’t want to wear it but they wouldn’t let me [take it off]. They said everyone was wearing it. Every time I was alone I would take it off. They’d say- “Don’t go outside like this. Don’t appear around men like this.”
“But every time they’d leave me alone, I’d take it off. Now I’ve arrived and I’ve taken it off and burned it and finished with it, thank God. “I wish I could bring Daesh [ISIS] and burn them like I burned my clothes.”
ISIS assaulted the Yazidis when they arrived in Sinjar, Iraq, in August 2014 because they view them as devil-worshippers. While most of the men were murdered and buried in mass graves, it is though almost 6,500 women including children were captured and sold into slavery.
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