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Captured ISIS Terrorist Says He Raped and Killed Hundreds of Yazidi Women: It was Normal

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ISIS terrorist Amar Hussein says he raped more than 200 women from Iraqi minorities, and shows few regrets, according to the Reuters. Kurdish intelligence authorities gave Reuters rare access to Amar and another ISIS terrorists who were both captured during an assault on the city of Kirkuk in October that killed 99 civilians and members of the security forces. Sixty-three ISIS members died. Amar said his emirs, or local ISIS commanders, gave him and others a green light to rape as many Yazidi and other women as they wanted. “Young men need this,” Amar told Reuters in an interview after a Kurdish counter-terrorism agent removed a black hood from his head. “This is normal.” Amar said he moved from house to house in several Iraqi cities raping women from the Yazidi sect and other minorities at a time when ISIS was grabbing more and more territory from Iraqi security forces. Kurdish security officials say they have evidence of Amar raping and killing but they don't know what the scale is. Reuters could not independently verify Amar's account. Witnesses and Iraqi officials say ISIS fighters raped many Yazidi women after the group rampaged through northern Iraq in 2014. It also abducted many Yazidi women as sex slaves and killed some of their male relatives, they said. Human rights groups have chronicled widespread abuses by ISIS against the Yazidis. Amar said he also killed about 500 people since joining ISIS in 2013. "We shot whoever we needed to shoot and beheaded whoever we needed to beheaded," said Amar. He recalled how emirs trained him to kill, which was difficult at first when one person was brought for a practice kill. It became easier day by day. "Seven, eight, ten at a time. Thirty or 40 people. We would take them in desert and kill them," said Hussein, an imposing, well-built figure, who was wearing metal handcuffs. Eventually, he became highly efficient, never hesitating to kill. "I would sit them down, put a blindfold on them and fire a bullet into their heads," he said. "It was normal."