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Fri Aug 17, 2018, 05:03 PM

Teenager who escaped ISIS slavery says her captor found her in Germany and police didn't do anything

A Kurdish Yazidi teenager who fled Islamic State militant group (ISIS) slavery in Iraq has said her jihadi captor has found her in Germany, forcing her to flee back to her homeland.

Four years after ISIS fighters swept through northern Iraq and seized her along with her family and thousands of other Kurdish and Yazidi minorities in August 2014, young Ashwaq Taílo has revealed that she was approached by a Syrian man known to her only as Abu Hamam. The man reportedly bought her, along with a number of other young women and girls from ISIS, and held them near Mosul, abusing them on a daily basis for about 10 months.

After executing an elaborate escape plot, she eventually settled as a refugee in Stuttgart, Germany, as part of a humanitarian program that provides post-traumatic services. In 2016, she said she felt she was being followed, but nothing came out of it until earlier this year, when her past reportedly caught up with her one day, as she was walking home to the camp in which she was living at the time.

"Someone stopped me, on 21st February this year. I froze when I looked at his face carefully. It was Abu Humam, with the same scary beard and ugly face. I was speechless when he started speaking in German, asking, 'Youíre Ashwaq, arenít you?'" Ta'lo told Kurdish outlet Bas News in an exclusive interview Wednesday.


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