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'The girls get peddled like barrels of petrol': Islamic State has slave price list for children, women, UN says

A senior United Nations official says Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is circulating a slave price list for captured women and children, and that the group's ongoing appeal and barbarity pose an unprecedented challenge.

The official, Zainab Bangura, said that on a trip to Iraq in April she was given a copy of an Islamic State pamphlet, which included the list, showing that captured children as young as one fetch the highest price. The bidders include both the group's own fighters and wealthy Middle Easterners.

The list shows the group's view of the value of those it captures and surfaced some eight months ago, though its authenticity came under question. Bangura, who is the UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict and was also in Jordan and Turkey, said she has verified that the document came from Islamic State and reflects real transactions.

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