Teenage girls who escaped the brutal clutches of ISIS terrorists have recounted a harrowing nightmare of beatings, torture, rape and degradation that included being forced to watch videos of men being beheaded.
The girls, members of the persecuted Yazidi minority from northern Iraq, say they were captured and sold or given as gifts.
“We would try to make ourselves look ugly,” an escaped girl, 15, told the Global Post news service. “Some women would cry or scream or fight, but it made no difference. They were always taken anyway.”
She said they were debased so badly that death, even by suicide, was more appealing than living under ISIS’s barbaric control.
“One girl hanged herself,” the teen said. “Another tried, but the ISIS guards stopped her and beat her very badly. No one else tried after that.”
One of the young victims said she became frail and sick because her guards gave them so little to eat.