ERBIL — A Kurdish Yezidi survivor of the Islamic State (IS) captivity has published a book in which she recalls the horror she faced under the rule of the jihadists.
Farida Khalaf, a young Yezidi woman from Kocho village in northern Iraq, was taken captive by the IS militants after her village was overrun by IS in August 2014.
The insurgents immediately executed Farida’s father and took her, her mother, and scores of other women from the Yezidi community to Tel Affar in Iraq and then to Raqqa, the de facto capital of IS in Syria.
After months of being traded among IS jihadists, Farida could find a path out of the IS territories and she fled their harsh rules alongside some other captives, Washington Post says.
Farida is now living in Germany and she has published her horrific story in a book titled “The Girl Who Escaped IS”.