The Islamic State (IS) militants arrested over 90 women in Mosul, forcing them to submit to temporary marriage with jihadist fighters.
A Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official from Mosul, Saed Mamuzini, told BasNews that the IS women’s brigade al-Khansa made more than 90 arrests in neighbourhoods across Mosul, the IS stronghold in northern Iraq.
Mamuzini said: “The arrested women are mostly young single girls who have previously been chosen by the insurgents because of their age and beauty.”
Since taking control of large swathes of Syria and Iraq last summer, the jihadists have kidnapped thousands of young girls and women, forcing them into temporary marriage.
In April al-Khansa kidnapped more than 30 women from Mosul after they refused to marry insurgents.
IS militants use their women’s brigade, al-Khansa, to investigate, arrest and kidnap women in areas under their control.