Sara Meger does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. In Syria, rape is being used by armed groups as a means to an end.
Hackers post nude women on Daesh propaganda announcements. Iraqi hackers belonging to a group dubbed Daeshgram infiltrated Daesh communications channels and posted pornographic images to create friction within the group by making it seem like Daesh leaders had been looking at porn, the Independent reported Saturday. In one instance, the programmers photoshopped a picture of a nude woman onto a digital brochure announcing the opening of a new communications center at a location under Daesh control in Syria.
Within hours of joint American, French, and British targeted military strikes in Syria, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani called Assad to pledge his solidarity. At a time of great economic hardship in Iran, Tehran has provided billions of dollars to arm, train, and pay tens of thousands of Arab, Afghan, and Pakistani Shia militants help Assad crush Sunni Islamist rebels. Tehran, the victim of heinous chemical weapons attacks by Saddam Hussein three decades ago, has provided Assad the means to deliver these same weapons, while simultaneously denying that he uses them.
It speculated on the state of his year marriage to British-born Asma al-Assad, who has stood by her husband during a year of protests that come close to civil war. However, with the exception of the nude photograph sent on Dec. The woman in the picture stands, back to the camera, face in profile, wearing only skimpy underwear, with her arms raised and hands against the wall of a room. Dark hair piled high, she appears to be in her 20s and bears a similarity to a woman from whose account the message was apparently sent.
Elaborating on the motives of the Takfiri group for advancing sexual violence, the UN official further said that ISIL uses the tactic to extract information for intelligence purposes and to dismantle social, familial and community structures. Giving an example of the brutalities of the ISIL group against the girls and women, she noted that a certain girl was forced to marry Takfiri terrorists 20 times and was forced to undergo surgery to regain her virginity after each marriage. Bangura called on the UN Security Council to take measures to counter such crimes, expressing concerns about the children born of rape.
By Raf SanchezWashington. The undated picture shows the woman, clad only in white lingerie, pressing herself against a wall as her clothes lie discarded in a heap at her feet. It was discovered among thousands of emails from the personal accounts of the Syrian president and his wife after their passwords were smuggled out of Damascus by opposition groups.
Sunlight streams through the ceiling at an Arab bathhouse. Photo by: gigile. What was I supposed to bring to the bathhouse?
By Stefanie Cohen. November 18, am Updated November 22, pm. Nadia Murad grew up dreaming of owning a beauty salon.
While females remain the primary victims of sexual violence in Syria, the rape and sexual abuse of male detainees by the Assad regime and others is more widespread than commonly understood, representing not just a grave human rights violation but another powerful disincentive for refugees to return. When someone returns from interrogation bleeding from behind, you know exactly what just happened. Sexual violence against men is rife in Syria.