19:48 GMT23 July 2021
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    Female extremists from the Daesh terror group, also known as ISIL/the Islamic State, mutilated and killed a breastfeeding mother in Raqqa, Syria for “violating public decency.”

    The women-only faction of the organization, known as the Al-Khansaa Brigade, spotted the mother breastfeeding under a tree last year. She had tucked her baby under her black burqa in an attempt to keep him hidden from view.

    “An [IS] policewoman took the baby, gave it to another woman, and then killed the mother,” a former resident named Aisha, who now lives in Turkey, told the Sunday Times. She fled Raqqa after her own husband was beheaded by Daesh militants for smoking a cigarette.

    It had originally only been known that the woman had been killed, but pro-Daesh social media accounts later revealed she was also mutilated.

    Al-Khansaa Brigade was formed approximately 18 months ago and counts among its members women from North Africa as well as Gulf Arabs, Iraqis, Chechens, and western Europeans, news.co.au reported.

    There are also thought to be around 60 British women, including 20-year-old Aqsa Mahmood, who is thought to be a key member of the terror group and has posted disturbing blog entries since joining, such as one celebrating the terror attack in Tunisia in June.

    "It is a day that will go down in history,” Mahmood wrote.

    Before falling to the caliphate at the end of 2013, Raqqa was one of Syria’s most liberal cities.

    Aisha described the city now, saying, "women armed with electric shock sticks regulated our lives. If a woman is not totally covered they will lash her 80 times on the street."


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