Five family members who fled their home in Mosul, Iraq for France held a press conference Saturday in which they reported on the atrocities committed by jihadists of the Islamic State on Christians.
Catholic World News provided the report from Tunisia Daily in which Nabil Younan, the head of the family, said that, over a period of three days, the Islamic State auctioned 700 Yazidi women in Mosul as slaves, for a price of about 150 dollars per slave.
Other witnesses, the report says, have alleged that Assyrian Christian men and boys who remained in Mosul have been forcibly circumcised without anesthesia. Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) said the event was “an organized mass circumcision” ordered by ISIS.
The Sunni jihadist group, which has overrun much of Syria and Iraq, took over Mosul in June.