- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 12, 2015

Recent airstrikes on the Islamic State group have forced the Sunni radicals to turn to captured women and children for battlefield blood transfusions.

An opposition group named Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently (RIBSS) said airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since Sunday coupled with a spike in sorties conducted by Jordan has made the terrorist group, also known as ISIS and ISIL, desperate for blood, The Daily Mail reported.

“They forced the Yazidi girls to donate blood to ISIS wounded fighters. Which God allows these acts?” said Hamshe, a 19-year-old captive who escaped after she was held for 28 days, The Mail reported.

A recent U.N. report concluded that the Islamic State group also uses children as a terror-funding mechanism by selling them into slavery. Those who are turned into child soldiers are deemed “cubs of the caliphate.”

“Children of minorities have been captured in places where the so-called ISIL has its strength, have been sold in market with tags, price tags on them, have been sold as slaves,” Renate Winter, an expert with the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child, told CNN.


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