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ISIS circulates price list for sex slaves

Copies of the list emerged last year and it has now been verified by a UN official.

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THE ISLAMIC STATE group has been circulating a price list for sex slaves.

This information has come from Zainab Bangura, a senior official with the United Nations who has a focus on sexual violence in conflict.

Bloomberg is reporting that children as young as one are being offered for sale to fighters from within the group and wealthy Middle Easterners.

Bangura said that on a journey to Iraq in April she was given a copy of a leaflet detailing prices.

Information about the price list emerged in November of last year although doubts were raised about its authenticity.

The document showed prices being placed on captured Christian and Yazidi girls who were being sold as sex slaves. At the time it was deemed to most likely be a fake.

The prices included in the document were reported by the Iraqi News at the time. 

Bangura has said that she has verified that the document has come from the Islamic state group and that the girls, “get peddled like barrels of petrol”.

It was reported last month that as many as 40 individuals have left Ireland to travel to conflict regions and join the Islamic state group since the start of the Arab Spring in 2010.

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