Two Egyptian girls aged 11 and 13 were beheaded by ISIS fanatics at a sprawling camp in northeastern Syria housing tens of thousands of women and children linked to the Islamic State group.
The bodies of the girls were found in the sewage system of the notorious Al-Hol detention camp, days after they went missing, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The group said the girls had been beheaded and their bodies have been transferred to a hospital.
An official at the camp who requested anonymity for fear of reprisals said the girls were aged 11 and 13. Siamand Ali, an official with the Kurdish-led U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, confirmed the killings.
Such grisly crimes in the camp are usually committed by members of IS sleeper cells, especially against women who resist abiding by the group’s extreme ideology. The Observatory, Ali and the official at the camp all blamed IS.
But girls are also killed by thwarted suitors (aka rapists) and outraged brothers/cousins.
The two teenage girls were found in a separated, heavily guarded section of the camp known as the annex, where an additional 2,000 women from 57 countries – considered the most die-hard IS supporters – along with their roughly 8,000 children are housed, the Observatory said.
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