A 9-year-old girl from a minority group in Iraq is pregnant after being raped by at least 10 different men with the Islamic State group.
According to DailyExpressUK, the young girl was seen by aid workers in a refugee camp in Iraq after she and hundreds of others were freed after being held captive by the group for more than eight months.
The girl was one of 216 people from the ethnic and religious minority community known as Yazidis released by the Islamic State group, which is also known as ISIS or ISIL. Those freed tended to be
elderly, infirm or young, and many were in poor health, an Iraqi Kurdish commander said. They appeared to have been abused and neglected.
“Even a cesarean section is dangerous,” Yousif Daoud, an aid worker, said of the options for the 9-year-old girl to give birth.
“The abuse she has suffered left her mentally and physically traumatized.”
In August, when the Islamic State group launched an assault on Iraq’s Yazidi community, its fighters kidnapped hundreds of Yazidi women and reportedly took them to Syria. A subsequent report by the U.S. State Department said 1,500 to 4,000 women had been abducted and that they were being raped, forced into marriage and tortured.
Yazidis are neither Muslim nor Christian but instead practice an ancient and unique faith. The Islamic State group still regards them as infidels.