Captured Kurdish Yazidi women are used as sex slaves. File photo

ARA News

Cologne, Germany – Zuhour Seydo Kati is a 20-year-old Kurdish Yezidi girl who died on Wednesday in the hospital of Ozel Park Malatya in the Turkish city of Malatya, due to her injuries after being burnt while a captive of a militant of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) in the city of Aleppo, in northern Syria. 

Kati was born in the village of Kojo in the Shingal area in northwestern Iraq, where she was kidnapped by the IS insurgents in August 15, 2014, alongside with four of her sisters and her parents following the group’s control over the area. 

“She was sold more than three times and most recently was sold to a Saudi member of the IS, who took her to Aleppo,” the Yezidi politician Dr. Mirza Danaya told ARA News.

“Zuhour was able to enter into the Turkish territory last week, after an IS militant burnt her body for unknown reasons,” Danaya added, pointing out that his brother was commissioned to take care of her until finalizing procedures for her transfer for treatment to Germany, after the approval of the German authorities. 

Danaya said that his sister did not survive the ordeal,which resulted in burns covering approximately 90 percent of her body.

“Unfortunately she died,” he sadly said with eyes full of tears. “We’ll send her corpse to Shingal to be buried there–where, with the exception of her sister who was able to escape, her relatives are still being held captive by the radical group,” Danaya added.

The Islamic State group’s invasion of Shingal in northern Iraq resulted in the abduction of more than five thousand women and hundreds of children, according to a statement by the Yezidi supreme spiritual leader, Mir Tahsin Said Ali Beg. 


Reporting by: Ali Isso

Source: ARA News

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