The press service of the Iraqi army announced that the military counterintelligence of the 16th infantry division in Mosul arrested two militants of the terrorist group «Islamic state» suspected of human trafficking.
«Hegi and Farhan Mahmoud al-Kassab was caught in the North-East of the city, on the basis of intelligence information. Al-Kattab was involved in the fighting and lost a leg. Both of them were sold into slavery Yazidi women living in ISIS controlled territories,» — said in a statement.
In August 2014, is militants seized the mountainous region of Sinjar, where Yazidis lived. This has led to large-scale ethnic cleansing during which thousands of women were turned into sexual slavery.
By the end of 2015, according to the UN, the Terrorist group «Islamic state» held as slaves for about 3,500 people, mostly women and children. A large part was in sexual slavery.