Global terror organisation Islamic State is using chilling tactics to garner funds for its cause. The group is now using popular messaging platform Whatsapp and Telegram to circulate its advertisement selling ‘beautiful virgins girls’ to buyers.
The ads appear in an encryptic format along with ads for kittens, weapons and tactical gear.
According to reports, as the group is losing its territory to the west, it is tightening its
grip on thousands of girls and women it is holding as sex slaves.
IS sells women on smartphones and shares their photographs and names of their ‘owners’ to prevent their escape through check points.
Just as the funds to buy women out of slavery are drying up, fighters are assassinating smugglers who rescue the captives.
Thousands of Yazidi women were taken prisoner in August 2014 from their villages in northern Iraq in a move to eliminate the Khurdish-speaking minority.
However, attacks by the US-led coalition have weakened the grip of ISIS in its caliphate forcing it to resort to extreme measures to prove its ‘powerful presence.’