At least 150 women, including young girls, were killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar for refusing to accept marriage and perform sex acts, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights, as reported in the Turkish Press on Tuesday, Dec. 16.
“At least 150 females, including pregnant women, were executed in Fallujah by a militant named Abu Anas Al-Libi after they refused to accept jihad marriage,” said the Ministry of Human Rights in a statement.
The bodies of the women and girls were buried in mass graves in one of the Fallujah neighborhoods, said the ministry.
“Many families were also forced to migrate from the provinces northern town of Al-Wafa after hundreds of residents received death threats,” reads the statement. The ministry further reported that “many children died when their families were stranded in the desert after leaving their homes.”
The Jerusalem Post reported that 10 children had died in the desert so far.