Tessa Berenson @tcberenson Dec. 22, 2014
Militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have enslaved and sexually brutalized scores of women, selling them into marriage or giving them as gifts to militant fighters, according to a new report.
ISIS has captured hundreds, if not
thousands of Yezidi women and girls and taken them into sexual slavery as part
of an ethnic cleansing movement, the Amnesty International report says. The
Yezidis are a Kurdish ethnoreligious minority group that has been historically
oppressed by Sunni extremists.