A CAPTURED ISIS militant claimed he slaughtered 500 people and raped more than 200 Yazidi women because it was considered “normal” behavior.
Amar Hussein, who was caught in a raid on the Iraqi city of Kirkuk in October, has no regrets for his horrific actions.
He claims ISIS commanders, or emirs, gave him and others a green light to rape as many Yazidi and other women as they wanted.
The jihadi also estimated that he killed around 500 people since joining Islamic State in 2013.
“We shot whoever we needed to shoot and beheaded whoever we needed to beheaded,” Hussein told Reuters.
He told how killing became almost second nature after the intense training.
“Seven, eight, at a time. Sometimes 30 or 40 people. We would take them in a desert and kill them,” said Hussein.
Eventually, he became highly efficient, never hesitating to kill.
“I would sit them down, put a blindfold on them and fire a bullet into their heads,” he said. “It was normal.”
He now claims to read the Koran all day in his tiny jail cell to become a better person.
Kurdish security officials say they have evidence of Hussein raping and killing but they don’t know what the scale is.
He sees himself as a victim of hardship and poverty in his hometown of Mosul, where Iraqi forces have launched an offensive to oust ISIS from their last stronghold in Iraq.
“I had no money. No one to say ‘This is wrong, this is right.’ No jobs. I had friends but no one to give me advice,” said Hussein.
SunOnline could not independently verify Hussein’s account.
Witnesses and Iraqi officials say Islamic State fighters raped many Yazidi women after the group rampaged through northern Iraq in 2014.
It also abducted many Yazidi women as sex slaves and killed some of their male relatives, they said.
Human rights groups have chronicled widespread abuses by Islamic State against the Yazidis.