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Yazidi set herself on fire to look ‘undesirable’ for ISIS men


‘Their voice was in my ears, I was so scared’: Yazidi teenager raped by ISIS militants reveals how she doused herself in petrol and set herself on fire to look ‘undesirable’ in case Islamist fighters came for her again 

  • Yasmin was held in ISIS captivity for a week and was repeatedly raped 
  • The teenager escaped and made it to a refugee camp in northern Iraq
  • Haunted by memories, she set herself on fire to make herself undesirable 
  • Yasmin is now being treated in Germany along with 1,100 other Yazidis 

By Ollie Gillman for MailOnline
Published: 08:22, 24 August 2016

A Yazidi teenager who was repeatedly raped by ISIS militants has revealed how she set herself on fire in a refugee camp because she thought the Islamists were coming for her again.

Yasmin, 18, fled her captors after a week of torture and abuse and made it to a refugee camp in northern Iraq.

But the mentally scarred teenager thought she heard the barbaric fighters outside her tent so decided to douse herself in petrol and set herself on fire in an attempt to make herself undesirable.

The flames burned her hair, hands and face – peeling away her nose, lips and ears – and left her physically disfigured.

Yazidi teenager Yasmin was raped repeatedly by ISIS and set herself on fire at a refugee camp because she thought they were coming back for her. Her burned hands are pictured

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