Facing further territorial losses, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) says it will kill its Yazidi sex slaves if coalition forces come any closer.
ISIS is holding the women in a series of homes in al-Hakne, a village on the Tigris river in northern Iraq. Coalition forces have already taken the other side of the river and are threatening the ISIS stronghold.
Since ISIS rose to power in this region two years ago, it has wantonly taken local women and used them as sex slaves, particularly those from the Yazidi minority. Clarion Project reported numerous times on the mass rapes of women, their sale in sex markets, their distribution as gifts during Ramadan and their suicides and slaughter.