12-year-old ISIS hostage escapes captors by slipping sleeping pills in their tea

The girl, along with her 17-year-old aunt had been held prisoner by members of the terrorist organization for four months before they managed to escape.

By HANNAH BROAD
April 23, 2016 17:08
ISIS

A member of a militia kneels as he celebrates victory next to a wall painted with the black flag commonly used by ISIS militants. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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A 12-year-old Yazidi girl being held hostage escaped from her captors after drugging their tea with sleeping pills the Daily Mail reported.

The girl, along with her 17-year-old aunt had been held prisoner by members of the terrorist organization for four months before they managed to escape.

According to the report, which was confirmed by Yazidi activist and member of Iraqi parliament Vian Dakhil, the girls procured sleeping pills from their captors to help them sleep.

After they slipped the pills into their captors' tea and waited until they fell asleep, girls managed to successfully escape the home in Tel Afar in which they were being held.


The younger of the two escapees was reunited with her mother and one of her sisters, however, two of her sisters still remain prisoners of ISIS.

An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are believed to be held as slaves in Iraq by Islamic State militants who impose a harsh rule marked by gruesome public executions.



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