The Islamic State (IS) is planning to open a prison specifically for women in Mosul, northern Iraq.
Ghayas Sourchi, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official from Mosul, told BasNews that the number of women prisoners has increased significantly in Mosul and, “as a result, the jihadist group has decided to open a new prison for women only.”
He added, “We have learned that only foreign female militants will be appointed to guard the prison.”
BasNews understands that IS will use the women’s brigade, al-Khansa, to investigate, arrest and detain women in areas under their control.
Most women prisoners have been arrested for violating IS orders to wear Niqab, a black veil to cover the face. Others are serving time in prison for refusing temporary marriage (nikah) with jihadists.