A Yazidi woman who was captured by vicious Islamic State forces has made an early morning plea for help.
“If they see me talking to someone they will kill me for sure, maybe kill all of us,” Nisreen, 17, said her voice muffled and shaking with fear.
She has told how she was one of 96 Yazidi girls kidnapped when their towns and villages fell to fanatics, according to the Daily Mail.
The women now wait in terror fearing they will be forced into becoming wives for the fighters.
“We are sure they have sold us. We do not fear for our lives but for our dignity as women,” Nisreen said.
Militants surged into villages two weeks ago, snaring those who had not managed to flee, showing a marked interest in detaining women, notably the youngest and prettiest, according to witnesses.
Exactly how many women have been caught up in the dragnet is unclear. The Iraqi government claims that 1,500 women have been detained and 500 men executed in the brutal blitz through the Sinjar area.
The husband of a pregnant woman held captive said she would rather the US bombed the prison with her inside, than be handed out like a piece of property to a militant.
The women are reportedly subjected to horrific invasions of privacy including, undergoing virginity tests to ensure they are “pure” enough for the jihadists.
Seized women are reportedly being handed as gifts to IS fighters, starved into submission and sold off as slaves.
Captive women talking from prisons, desperate families, a leaked United Nations report and activists collating information from over 200,000 refugees all reinforce the tales of horror.
Rumours are also circulating of enforced cannibalism, mass rape, and mothers forced to set themselves on fire.