A young man has married a Yazidi girl who recently escaped so-called Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul, which has been under the control of IS since June last year.
Ahlul Bayt News Agency - A young man has married a Yazidi girl who recently escaped so-called Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul, which has been under the control of IS since June last year.
Ali, a young Kurdish Yazidi man proposed to Vian after she escaped IS insurgents who captured last year, and forced her into sex slavery for several months.
The marriage is a strong message to IS and every radical group that the Yazidis will stand strong and will pass their legacy to the next generation, a Yazidi official website says.
On 3rd August 2014, IS militants attacked Sinjar in northern Iraq, killing hundreds of Yazidis and forcing thousands to flee. The tragedy did not end there as the jihadists kidnapped up to 5,000 Yazidi women and girls, forcing them into temporary marriage with insurgents or trading them as sex slaves in markets.
Kurdistan Region officials have recently revealed that about 2,000 girls have so far been rescued or escaped from the jihadists.
Human rights activists are pressuring the international community to save the rest of the Yazidi prisoners and provide medical treatment for those that have managed to escape, as they are suffering from physical and psychological trauma.