Iraq: A nine-year-old has was impregnated after being raped by ISIS members, according to The Toronto Star.
Yousif Daoud, a Canadian-based aid worker, told the Toronto Star the abuse the girl has suffered had left her mentally and physically traumatised. “This girl is so young she could die if she delivers a baby.”
At least 10 different men with the Islamic State were said to have raped the girl.
“Most of them were front-line fighters or suicide bombers who are given girls as a reward,” Daoud explained. “She was in very bad shape.”
The young girl was one of over 200 Yazidi women and children to be released this week after being held captive as sex slaves for eight months, according to the Canadian newspaper.
A Kurdish aid group has taken the young girl to Germany. She will be looked after by a medical charity until her baby arrives.
The freed Yazidi prisoners said that they had been led to believe they were being led to their execution, but instead, were piled onto a minibus that drove them to peshmerga positions.
The Yazidis, made up of women, children and the elderly, are said to be in poor health and bearing signs of abuse and neglect.
No reason was given for the release of the prisoners, which took place in Himera just southwest of Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad.
The United Nations said last month that the Islamic State may have committed genocide against the minority.
The Yazidis are an ancient, predominantly Kurdish people who follow their own religion derived from Islam, Christianity and Zoroastrianism. Yazidis are considered devil-worshippers by the Islamic State.