YPG/PKK terrorists in Syria raped a teenage girl and then forced herself and her cousin to become suicide bombers, the victims said.
Living in Manbij district, which is under terrorists’ occupation, 27-year-old N.M. from Raqqa, and her uncle’s daughter, 17-year-old R.M., were arrested by security forces in Afrin where they were sent for suicide bombing.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, N.M. said a terrorist codenamed Haji offered them $1,500 in return for delivering an item to someone in Afrin.
“We didn’t accept it at first as we didn’t want to go out of Manbij,” she said, adding that they did not know the item was a bomb.
“I did not accept the offer on an excuse that my children and husband were sick. Then he showed me the video on his phone,” she said, referring to the video that showed a terrorist raping her uncle’s daughter.
N.M. said she was shocked but was then persuaded to go for delivery and come back in the same day. Both were handed heavy vests and mobile phones for communication before they set out for Afrin.
Stressing that they were unaware of being sent as suicide bombers, N.M. said: “Our only aim was to give the items to a woman.”
She said they were left in the middle of a road, but nobody came. They were then asked to go to a mosque, push the buttons, and cut a blue cable on the vests after opening the zippers.
“My uncle’s daughter tried to open it but she couldn’t. Then the security forces came,” she said. “We then realized what we were carrying.”
She said they would have never carried the vests if they knew they were packed with explosives.
Seventeen-year-old R.M. also explained what she went through, saying she met Haji through someone called Tarik who works for the terror group.
She said that Tarik took her somewhere to show her a job. “There were other men. I didn’t want to get out [of the car].”
R.M. said she was forced to get out, raped, and then blackmailed to do as they say. “If I knew I was carrying a bomb, I would have said no,” she said, regretting listening to the terrorist due to fear of her family.
In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.