A new video released online allegedly shows Islamic State militants casually bargaining for women at a slave market.
In the clip, reportedly shot in Mosul, Iraq, a line of men can be seen, discussing bids on 15-year-old Yazidi girls captured during battle.
The cameraman informs the audience that it’s a “slave market day” when each fighter will receive “his share.”
“Where is my Yazidi girl?” one man asks repeatedly as others laugh.
“If she is 15 years old, I have to check her, check her teeth,” another says during the disturbing bartering. “If she doesn’t have teeth, why would I want her?”
This is believed to be the first time that a video of fighters discussing Yazidi girls captured as slaves has emerged on the internet.
Amnesty International claimed in September that ISIS was enslaving and abusing “hundreds, if not thousands” of Yazidi women and children.
Last month, Dabiq, an English-language online magazine purportedly run by ISIS, justified the practice of selling women and girls:
“After capture, the Yazidi women and children were then divided according to the Sharia amongst the fighters of the Islamic State who participated,” the article claimed.
After the Dabiq story made headlines all over the world, over 120 prominent Muslim scholars signed an open letter to the ISIS leadership, denouncing them and their flawed interpretation of the Koran and Sharia law in September.