Syrian sex slaves in Lebanon were freed by Lebanon’s security forces. A Lebanese security source said, “This is the largest sex trafficking ring we’ve uncovered since the outbreak of the Syrian war.” There were 75 mainly Syrian women who had been raped, beaten and some even mutilated…
They also found an eight-month-old baby that belonged to one of the women who was rescued…
Police officers in the Mount Lebanon region north of Beirut “identified and arrested a group of people who made up Lebanon’s most dangerous human trafficking network”, the ISF statement said. They “rescued 75 women, most of them Syrian nationals who had been subjected to beatings and psychological and physical torture, forced to perform sexual acts and had indecent images of them taken and distributed,” it said. Ten men and eight women guarding the apartments where the victims were kept have been arrested, the statement said.
Women have been lured into illicit sex work in Lebanon even before the war broke out in 2011.
One source said, “However, as with any war, conflict has made Syrian women and children even more vulnerable. They pay the highest price.”
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