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ISIS arrests Fallujah woman who revealed group’s atrocities

ISIS has arrested a woman in the Iraqi city of Fallujah after she revealed atrocities committed by the group

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ISIS has arrested a woman in the Iraqi city of Fallujah after she revealed atrocities committed by the group in a video aired on Al Arabiya News Channel and its sister station al-Hadath.

“People are dying because of hunger, there is no medicine, no food, we have no more options left,” she said in the video, appearing breathless, adding “Allah is my refuge.”

The city of Fallujah, located around 70 kilometers from the capital Baghdad, is currently controlled by ISIS. It has been under siege from Popular Mobilization forces and Iraqi army forces for two years.

ISIS views most of the city’s residents as enemies, and it has deprived them of their most basic rights, limiting their access to food and medicine – a situation made worse by the ongoing siege.

The residents of Fallujah suffer from many diseases due to malnutrition and lack of medical supplies.

Al-Hadath reported on Tuesday that seven people had died, all of them women and children, due to the combination of barrel bombings, hunger and shortage of medicine.

Al Arabiya’s correspondent cited a medic reporting that Fallujah’s hospital received three women wounded from barrel bombings and two slain children.

Meanwhile, five other children were killed due to a medicine shortage.