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ISIS Document Reveals How They Determine Prices for Abducted Women and Children

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Aleteia - published on 11/12/14 - updated on 06/08/17

"Market for selling these spoils has declined precipitously"

Mosul/Aleteia (aleteia.org/ar) – A document published by ISIS reveals the prices that the organization uses to sell Christian and Yazidi women and children abducted by members of the organization.

The subject heading of the document obtained by some local media outlets reads, “Prices stipulated for the selling of spoils (i.e. women and children who have been abducted).” Furthermore, it reads that “the market for selling these spoils has declined precipitously." This has had an effect on ISIS revenues and their ability to finance the operations of the Mujahidin. To this end, “financial institutions must consider setting up controls and prices with regards to the prices at which these spoils are to be sold,” and vowed that anyone violating these controls and prices would be put to death.

Yazidi and Christian women who are 40 to 50 years old are to be sold for 50 thousand dinar ($42 USD).

According to the document, the price at which Yazidi and Christian women can be sold who are 30 to 40 years old is 75 thousand dinar ($63 USD).

The price at which Yazidi and Christian women who are 20 to 30 years old can be sold is set at 100 thousand dinar ($85 USD).

Yazidi and Christian women who are 10 to 20 years old can be sold at 150 thousand dinar ($127 USD).

Furthermore, the document stipulated that the price for children one to nine years of age is set at 200 thousand dinar ($169 USD).

The document also stated that no one is permitted to buy more than three from the aforementioned list, with the exception of Turks, Syrians and those from the Gulf States. They are permitted to buy more.

This article originally appeared in Aleteia’s Arabic edition. Translated by Donald Puhlman.

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Christians in the Middle EastIraqIslamist MilitantsSyria
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