Yazidi women who were at one time sex slaves for ISIS terrorists are plotting their revenge on their former captors. They have formed their own military group known as the “Force of the Sun Ladies” and will be involved in the Kurdish assault on Mosul. Although they do admit that one of the reasons for forming battalion is for revenge but they say it’s not their only reason. They are fighting for their cultural heritage. If ISIS is successful, they will have destroyed Kurdish culture and their way of life.
This is a problem for ISIS, who believes they are dishonored when they are killed by a woman (Maybe they have to give up some of their virgins?)
Capt Khatoon Khider, a member of the Sun Ladies was quoted by Fox News as saying:
“Whenever a war wages, our women end up as the victims.”
“Now we are defending ourselves from the evil. We are defending all the minorities in the region. We will do whatever is asked of us.”
There are currently one hundred Kurdish women who have trained with the Peshmerga, with another 500 women lined up behind them waiting to go Approximately 5,000 Kurds were captured but 1,500 have been able to escape or were freed through Kurdish covert actions, leaving ISIS with 3,500 Kurds left in captivity
Last month, director of the U.N. human rights office in Iraq, Francesco Motta, said the militant group is seeking to ‘destroy part or the whole of the Yazidi people’.
Meanwhile, a young Yazidi survivor urged British lawmakers today to help free the thousands of women and girls that remain captive.
Nadia Murad Basee Taha, 21, who address parliamentarians in London, is also appealing for more help for displaced Yazidis living in refugee camps, and to investigate whether the militant group has committed genocide against the Yazidi people.
Taha took her message to the U.N. Security Council in December and has spoken to successive governments, appealing to the international community to act.
Taha at the UN: