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Iraq crisis: ISIS militants tell families to hand over daughters for sex

Militants claim that the women must sleep with them in order to cleanse themselves

ANI  |  London 

fighters have told families in to hand over their daughters for sex, saying that the must sleep with in order to cleanse themselves.

According to the Mirror, leaflets in the captured cities of Mosul and Tikrit claim the - virgins or not - must join jihad, or Holy war, and cleanse themselves by sleeping with

Last year, a Saudi-based cleric issued a fatwa allowing jihadists to rape in Syria.

The practice is now happening in

It is claimed that the have warned that those who refused to abide by the fatwa were violating God's will, and would be beaten and killed.

Meanwhile, fighters yesterday seized key towns near Baghdad and took control of three out of four border crossings to Syria this weekend, the report said.

First Published: Mon, June 23 2014. 11:34 IST