Islamic State: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma

December 22, 2014 12:40 PM

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Islamic State: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma

The Yazidi religious minority community in Iraq says 3,500 of its women and girls are still being held by the so-called Islamic State (IS), many being used as sex slaves. A few have managed to escape and here tell their harrowing stories.

One day in August, Hannan woke to find her family frantically packing. She was taken aback: she had not realised the jihadists calling themselves "the Islamic State" were so close.

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