Boys as young as 13 rescued from detention camps say they were forced to try to impregnate dozens of ISIS women, since there are no men in the camps.
Anne Speckhard, Ph.D., is an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Director of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE). She has interviewed over 800 violent extremists and terrorists, their family members and supporters in various parts of the world including Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Europe, U.S., Canada, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, Gaza and the West Bank. She is the author of several books, including Talking to Terrorists and ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate and Homegrown Hate: Inside the Minds of Domestic Violent Extremists. Follow @AnneSpeckhard
Jennifer Wenisch has finally been jailed for her role in the death of a 5-year-old enslaved Yazidi girl, who died of thirst after being chained outside in the “scorching heat.”
As the Turks and Syrians close in from opposite directions, these women and their children don’t expect much sympathy, but they don’t want to die.
The Kurds are not entirely defenseless. They’ve been preparing for what they had long anticipated—a possible betrayal by their closest ally, the United States.