By JULIAN ROBINSON FOR MAILONLINE — ISIS has executed 250 women in Mosul for refusing to become sex slaves under the group’s ‘sexual jihad’.
The victims had all been ordered to accept ‘temporary marriages’ to fighters in the terror group’s northern Iraq stronghold.
But when they refused the so-called sexual jihad, they were butchered – sometimes along with their families, according to an official from the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
Said Mamuzini told the AhlulBayt news agency that ‘at least 250’ have so far been executed by ISIS in the city ‘for refusing to accept the practice of sexual jihad, and sometimes the families of the girls were also executed for rejecting to submit to IS’s request.’
Another official, from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, claimed women were barred from going out alone in Mosul and must be fully covered while in public.
They are also not allowed to choose their spouses, Ghayas Surchi told the news agency.
News of the executions comes as Turkey revealed it had killed 32 suspected ISIS fighters close to the city near the Bashiqa military camp.
Mosul has been under the extremists’ control since 2014. Yazidi women and their families are pictured fleeing the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar in 2014.
In December, Turkey said it had sent hundreds of troops to Bashiqa to protect Turkish military personnel involved in training Iraqi fighters, sparking a diplomatic row with Baghdad.
At the time, a senior Turkish official said up to 300 soldiers and 20 tanks were deployed there, although an unspecified number were pulled back following US pressure to end the row with Baghdad.
The same month, ISIS militants attacked the camp, wounding four soldiers, and tried again in January although the Turkish military repelled them, with Ankara claiming 18 ISIS jihadists were killed. Baghdad flatly denied the claim.
Turkey says its troops are training Iraqi forces to fight ISIS extremists but Baghdad has accused Ankara of using training as a pretext to increase its influence in northern Iraq.
In October it was revealed that more than 500 Yazidi women and young girls were abducted by ISIS fighters when they stormed the Sinjar region – also in northern Iraq – in August 2014 and slaughtered more than 5,000 of their men.
Dozens have been driven to suicide by the fighters who abused them, according to the people risking their own lives to rescue them.