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Yazidi Women Held As IS Sex Slaves Recount Horrors Of Captivity


Yazidi women once held as sex slaves by Islamic State (IS) militants have recounted how they endured their horrific captivity. Hundreds of Yazidi women and girls from the Iraqi village of Kocho were enslaved by IS fighters in 2014. Months before Kocho was captured, many had attended a wedding. It would be one of the last celebrations in the village before IS militants came to slaughter the men and elderly women. Through original paintings by Lukman Ahmad of Voice Of America's Kurdish Service, The Last Dance Of Kocho tells the story of the young women who survived rape and beatings at the hands of IS militants. (Amish Srivastava, Lukman Ahmad, Paul Alexander, VOA)

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