A 17-year old girl, who was held as a sex slave by a Chechen Isis fighter, has revealed the daily horror of being abused by the Sunni militants, including having to recite verses from the Koran while being raped.
In an exclusive interview with Daily Mail, the three-month pregnant Yazidi girl revealed that after being kidnapped from Sinjar, she and her 10-year-old sister were brought to Mosul as sex slaves by a Chechen Isis commander.
The Yazidi girl narrated a story of horror, in which her "owner" who went by the name of Al-Russiyah would strip the girls and smell them to decide which one to have sex with that morning.
Any resistance shown by the girls was met with severe punishment. The girl reveals that on one occasion, the Isis men poured boiling water on her thighs for refusing an Isis fighter.
She revealed that on another occasion, she was forced to recite verses from Koran, while the Isis fighters raped her. "They forced me to say things from the Koran during the time they did their actions, and if I didn't they whipped me," she said.
"It was like choosing between death and death... It was terrible," she added. After months of torture, the girls finally managed to escape in April after Al-Russiyah was killed along with his bodyguards during a fight with the Peshmerga forces near Sinjar.
Earlier this month, Zainab Bangura, UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, had revealed that Isis had forced a Yazidi woman to "repair" her hymen 20 times to restore her virginity before marrying her off to a fighter.
"Isis have institutionalised sexual violence and the brutalisation of women as a central aspect of their ideology and operations, using it as a tactic of terrorism to advance their key strategic objectives," Bangura had revealed.
The Islamic State militants, on the other hand, recently justified its brutalities on the sex slaves, claiming that raping a Yazidi sex slave is a righteous act, acceptable as per Koran.
In the article, an Isis jihadi bride even went on to claim that it is better for a Muslim man to rape a Yazidi slave than go to a prostitute.