A 16-year-old Yazidi girl who was used as a slave by Islamic State terror group leader Abu bakr al-Baghdadi has described the savage beatings and rapes she and other women, including U.S. hostage Kayla Mueller, suffered at the hands of the jihadists. The Yazidi girl, using the name Zeinat, revealed in a CNN interview that she met Mueller when both were forced to serve al-Baghdadi at his home in Raqqa, Syria.
"He treated us so badly," Zeinat said. "He would always tell us: Forget your father and your brothers. We have killed them. And we have married off your mothers and sisters. Forget them."
She said that all the captives were forced to watch beheading videos, which IS members used to warn them about what will happen if they try to escape or refuse to convert to Islam. In one failed attempted escape, the Yazidi girl and others with her were beaten savagely by al-Baghdadi.
"They beat us all over our bodies. We were completely black from the beating. They beat us with everything: cables, belts and wooden sticks," she added.
"(Al-Baghdadi) hit me (with a) garden hose and (a) belt. Then he slapped my face and my nose bled," she said.
As for her relationship with Mueller, Zeinat says that "she was a friend, she was like a sister to me."
The two were kept together inside a jail for several weeks, fed little, and moved around to different houses. Mueller, who was taken hostage in Syria in 2013 while doing humanitarian work, shared with Zeinat that she had been raped by al-Baghdadi.
"When Kayla came back to us (after being taken to see al-Baghdadi), we asked her, 'Why are you crying?' And Kayla told us al-Baghdadi said: 'I am going to marry you by force and you are going to be my wife. If you refuse, I will kill you.'
"Kayla told me specifically ... 'Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi raped me.' (She said he raped her) four times," the Yazidi girl added.
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