12-year-old Yazidi girl escapes after drugging ISIL captors’ tea

Special to WorldTribune.com

A resourceful Yazidi girl managed to escape her Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) captors after slipping sleeping pills into their tea, a report said.

Arabic-TeaThe 12-year-old girl and her 17-year-old aunt escaped after being held for fourth months in Tel Afar, Iraq by the terror group, the Daily Mail reported on April 24.

The girls had obtained the sleeping pills from ISIL jihadists after the girls complained of trouble sleeping. The 12-year-old put the pills into the terrorists’ tea, waited until they fell asleep, and the two fled, the report said.

The report was confirmed by Yazidi activist and member of Iraqi parliament Vian Dakhil.

The younger of the two escapees was reunited with her mother and one of her sisters. Two of her sisters still remain prisoners of ISIL.

An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are believed to be held in Iraq as slaves by the terror group.