The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights announced Tuesday that ISIS had executed 150 women, some of them pregnant, for refusing to marry its militants. Various English-language news agencies from Turkey to Iran picked up the story based on the announcement in Arabic.
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The report has not been independently confirmed.
"At least 150 females, including pregnant women, were executed in Fallujah by a militant named Abu Anas Al-Libi after they refused to accept jihad marriage," the statement said, according to the Turkish Anadolu Agency. "Many families were also forced to migrate from the province’s northern town of Al-Wafa after hundreds of residents received death threats."
ISIS publicly executed women's rights activist Samira Salih al-Nuaimi in Mosul, Iraq, after she publicly criticized the terrorist group on her Facebook page.