(NEW YORK POST) -- A barbaric, bear trap-like device called a “biter” was used by ISIS to torture a breastfeeding mother in Syria, a report said Tuesday.
The 24-year-old new mom, referred to as Batol to conceal her identity, was walking through the city of Raqqa when she was snatched up by the Islamic State’s all-female police squad — the notorious al-Khansa brigade, the Daily Mail reports.
“‘I was in the market buying a few items when Khansa battalion came and arrested me on the grounds that the niqab [Islamic face covering] which I was wearing does not meet Sharia requirement because it was transparent,” she said. “[T]hey took me to the ‘Hesba’ headquarters in the city, and escorted me to the torture chamber, then they asked me to choose between a whip or a ‘biter.’
“I did not know what a ‘biter’ was and I thought it is a reduced sentence,” she added. “I was afraid of whipping, so I choose the ‘biter.'”
“They brought a sharp object that has a lot of teeth and held me, placing it on my chest and pressing it strongly,” she said. “I screamed from pain and I was badly injured. They later took me to the hospital.”
The horrifying details were obtained by anti-ISIS media group “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently,” according to the Daily Mail.
“I felt then that my femininity has been destroyed completely,” Batol continued. “We no longer afford to live this way, I was not the only one that was tortured with this instrument, there were a lot of women in the headquarters and their situation was tragic.”