Islamic State seeks to justify enslaving Yazidi women and girls in Iraq in what it praised as the revival of an ancient custom of using women and children as spoils of war.
"The worst thing I saw was a man getting his head hacked off in front of me," she said.
The brigade shared its building with a man who specialized in marriage for ISIS fighters.
"It has to be gradual, so that I don't become someone else. Someone who swings, as a reaction in the other direction, after I was so entrenched in religion, that I reject religion completely," she said.
Raping women and cutting out their hearts: Kader fled 10 days ago, leaving his village, which lies 16km from Kobani centre, in the small hours of the morning.
"He was one of the worst people," she said of the man tasked with finding wives for both local and foreign fighters.
"The foreign fighters are very brutal with women, even the ones they marry," she said.She calls herself 'Khadija.' It's not her real name, because she's a marked woman. Brigade commander Umm Rayan sensed Khadija's fear "and she got close to me and said a sentence I won't forget.Once a member of a fearsome, female ISIS brigade, she's a recent defector, disillusioned by the group's brutality. 'We are harsh with the infidels, but merciful among ourselves.'" "At the start, I was happy with my job. But then I started to get scared, scared of my situation.The Khansa'a Brigade is made up of around 25 to 30 women and is tasked with patrolling the streets of Raqqa to ensure that women adhere to proper clothing as outlined by the Islamic State. I even started to be afraid of myself." Burned into her mind is an image she saw online of a 16-year-old boy who was crucified for rape.She questioned her inclusion in a group capable of such violence."They had been raped, and their hearts were cut out of their chests and left on top of the bodies," he said, struggling to hold back tears.