July 13, 2015

Resistance Fighters Risk Lives To Save Slaves Of ISIS

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In contrast to the embodiment of evil in my last post, there is still so much good in the region. A few brave souls still exist:

Women and young girls held as sex slaves by depraved Islamic State militants are fleeing their captors with the help of a heroic underground network of resistance fighters.

Risking certain death and torture in a bid to flee their brutal oppressors, many spend several days making their way through Syria and Iraq to the safety of government-controlled territory.

Many of them have been subjected to appalling violence, rape and sexual abuse at the hands of ISIS fighters and commanders. [...]

[Channel 4 documentary director Edward] Watts said the group claimed to have rescued up to 500 women in total but some rescuers had died in the process.

Only recently two men were killed after ISIS militants set a trap for the rescuers.

Mr Watts explained: 'They got a woman under duress to call up and say "I'm in this house can you come and rescue me, the guy holding me is away", when in fact it was a trap.

'These two guys turned up, ISIS caught them and they were stoned to death.'

By DMartyr at 04:58 PM | Comments |