An Assyrian woman with children, as refugees from Hakkari. They were seeking missionary help in Salmas, Iran. #AssyrianGenocide
Rape of Assyrian women & children happened on a daily basis during #Seyfo. The Turks & Kurds used rape as a way of genocide. They would assault the girls in their homes before forcing the Assyrians to move, or they would rape them while marching them out into the Syrian desert. An eyewitness testified: "It was a very common thing for them to rape our girls in our presence. Very often they violated 8 or 10 year old girls, and as a consequence many would be unable to walk and were shot."