Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Aden, southern Yemen. File photo
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ISTANBUL – Militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) stormed on Tuesday an all-girls school in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden, and threatened to mercilessly punish the students if they violated the Sharia dress.
The radical group had issued a statement earlier on Monday, calling on all women in Aden, including school girls, to show commitment to the dress code imposed by ISIS under the pretext of applying the Sharia law.
Local sources reported that ISIS militants vowed to publicly punish anyone who violates the group’s dress code.
“They broke into an all-girls school in central Aden on Tuesday afternoon and threatened to execute any student who refuses to wear the burqa in public,” an eyewitness said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
“Girls are not allowed to wear the usual school uniform anymore,” the source said. “ISIS also tries to interfere in the educational system and adjust the schools’ curriculum in accordance with its radical dogma.”
Speaking to ARA News, rights activist Razan Shawah said: “ISIS has violated all human values. The region has seen the most barbaric practices at the hands of this terror group.”
Shawah demanded the international community to intervene and save the Yemeni people from ISIS.
Reporting by: Partisan Ahmed
Source: ARA News