Simplesmente doentio: Iraq’s ‘female bomber recruiter’
Suspected militant recruiter Samira Jassim reportedly calls herself “the Mother of Believers”.
Detained in January by Iraqi security forces, the mother of six is accused of converting dozens of vulnerable women into suicide attackers. In an apparent video confession, the middle-aged woman described how she identified potential bombers, helped supply them with explosives and led them to their targets.
She also explained, in a separate interview with the Associated Press, how insurgents used rape as a tool, with the “shamed” women persuaded to redeem themselves through suicide attacks. Her apparent confession could help throw light on the recent increase in attacks in Iraq involving female bombers.