Soldiers in Mosul have uncovered a number of documents belonging to ISIS militants since government forces have taken back the land. One of the most haunting pieces was a receipt, for a woman.
The handwritten note discusses a fair price for the woman. In this case, she was sold for $1,500. The paper was signed using finger prints, and reports that the woman was sold to ‘Abu Zubair’, originally belonging to an ‘Abu Monem.’
The note describes her as a “20-years-old, physically fit with brown eyes.”
The Daily Mail reports:
While the document has been circulated on social media, its authenticity has not been independently verified and the identity of the woman involved is not known.
Many sex slaves captured and traded by ISIS are from the Yazidi community.
ISIS regards Yazidis, who are neither Arab nor Muslim, as being devil-worshippers and have committed terrible atrocities against the minority in Iraq, murdering thousands and taking women and children as sex slaves.
Last year details emerged of an ISIS posting in Arabic of a girl for sale saying:’Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old…. Her price has reached $12,500 and she will be sold soon.’
The advertisement, along with others for kittens, tactical gear and weapons, appeared on an encrypted Telegram app and was shared with The Associated Press by an activist with Iraq’s persecuted Yazidi community.
When ISIS stormed through Northern Iraq almost 3 years ago they took thousands of Yazidi women as sex slaves.
While authorities do not know the identity of the woman mentioned in the note, and do not know if she is still alive, they do plan to persecute all militants.