The horrific story of a 14-year-old girl captured by ISIS that isn't making headlines.

It was four years ago today when ISIS militants stormed 14-year-old Ekhlas’ home town, waving their black flag above their heads.

They killed Ekhlas’ father in front of her eyes. Terrified, she ran as fast as she could. But it wasn’t long before she was captured by ISIS fighters, along with thousands of other women.

She belongs to an ethnic Kurdish group, the oldest in Iraq, called the Yazidis – a primary target of ISIS.

“My life was beautiful,” Ekhlas told Fiona Lamdin of the BBC. “But two hours changed my entire life”.

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Ekhlas was raped every day for the next six months.

When she arrived at the prison, all she could hear was screaming and crying.

“Everyone was starving,” she said. “They weren’t feeding anyone.”

She watched as a man who was over the age of 40, took a 10-year-old girl to use as his sex slave. “I’ll never forget those screams,” she told the BBC. “Mama… mama.”

Image via BBC.

Ekhlas was so traumatised by the cruelty she both endured and witnessed that she tried to end her own life. "I have my pain and it's like 100 deaths," she said.

"He picked me out of 150 girls by drawing lots," Ekhlas said of her rapist. "He was so ugly, like a beast, with his long hair. He smelt so bad, I was so frightened I couldn’t look at him.”

“How am I telling you this without crying?" she rhetorically asked Lamdin. "I ran out of tears."

Six months after her kidnapping, Ekhlas managed to escape while her captor was out fighting. After she was found, Ekhlas was taken to a refugee camp.

Image via BBC.

Four years on from that day, the 3rd of August 2013, Ekhlas lives with 17 other Yazidis in a psychiatric hospital in Germany.

It is estimated that between 2000 and 4000 Yazidi men, women and children still remain in captivity, with many being routinely raped.

Despite the terror being endured by these individuals, stories like Ekhlas' don't make the front page.

The ubiquitous reality of rape being used a weapon of war has been historically underplayed.

ISIS is a militant group who have executed monstrous acts of terrorism on the Western world.

But they are also responsible for unimaginable human rights abuses and war crimes, in the name of ethnic cleansing.

And these crimes have been perpetrated upon their neighbours.

What can you do?

You can support organisations like Welcome to Australia and the ASRC.

You can also write to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s office, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, the Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and your local MP, letting them know that you want to live in a compassionate nation that welcomes people who are fleeing violence and persecution.