The women were put in iron cages and burnt to death in Iraq’s Mosul city after they refused to have sex with ISIS fighters.
Nineteen Yazidi women were burnt alive by ISIS militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul after they refused to have sex with the extremists. The incident took place last week.
According to the Kurdish ARA News agency, the women were put in iron cages and burnt to death as hundreds of people watched in horror.
“They were punished for refusing to have sex with ISIS militants,” the news agency quoted Abdullah al-Malla, a local media activist, as saying.
Islamic State militants have killed, raped and enslaved thousands of Yazidis since 2014, forcing over 400,000 of the religious minority group to flee their homes in northern Iraq, accusing them of being devil worshippers.
According to the United Nations, the Sunni militants enslaved about 7,000 women and girls in 2014, mainly Yazidis whose faith blends elements of Christianity, Zoroastrianism and Islam, and is still holding 3,500, some as sex slaves.