07 Apr Christian Woman Raped and Sold by ISIS Recounts Experience as She Reunites With Her Father
After three years of being kidnapped, molested and sold as a sex slave by the Islamic State terror group, a Christian woman has reunited with the last surviving member of her family, her father.
The woman, Rita Habib, who was kidnapped in 2014, described her reunion with her father as a “dream”.
Three years ago, extremists overran their town of Qaraqosh, southeast of Mosul, killing thousands of people and taking hundreds of women and girls.
“I am very happy that after three years I reunited with my father. It is a joyous moment because he is the only family I have left,” Habib said.
Rita revealed she was held in IS’ stronghold of Mosul for several months after being kidnapped, before she was sold on the Syrian sex slave market.
“I was bought and sold four times. They did evil things to us. They beat us and raped us. “The worst of all was girls aged nine who were raped. Girls would be sold for 4,000 to 15,000 dollars,” the woman recounted.
She said that other Christian girls were also used as sex slaves, all part of IS’ genocidal campaign in the Middle East.
Habib was finally rescued five months ago in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province, as IS continued to lose captured territory in both Iraq and Syria throughout 2017.
Now that she has reunited with her father in Erbil, Rita has said that she wants to start rebuilding her former life, and help other victims forced under IS slavery.
According to reports, an untold number still remain in captivity, with the terror group branching out its operations and kidnappings in other countries.
Watch the emotional video of Rita Habib’s reunion with her father in Erbil below: