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Yazidi women in Iraq are kidnapped and sold as sex slaves by Islamic State militants. This photo was purportedly taken at an Islamic State-run slave market. Twitter: @Iran

A young Yazidi woman has begged the West to bomb the brothel where she is being detained and repeatedly raped by terror group Islamic State.

The unidentified woman alleged she was raped dozens of times in a phone call with activists fromCompassion4Kurdistan, which aims to raise awareness of IS' persecution of the Yazidi community in Iraq.

"If you know where we are please bomb us... There is no life after this. I'm going to kill myself anyway - others have killed themselves this morning," she was quoted as saying.

"I've been raped 30 times and it's not even lunchtime. I can't go to the toilet. Please bomb us."

The woman's phone call came just a few days after the UN said that IS' persecution of the Yazidi community is "an attempt to commit genocide."

The militants, whose insurgence in Iraq and Syria has claimed thousands of lives since June 2014, admitted in October that they are kidnapping hundreds of Yazidi women and forcing them into sex slavery.

Slave markets across Iraq have been used by the terror group as a way to recruit new fighters.

Compassion4Kurdistan acvtivists staged a mock sex slave market in London in October, to raise awareness of the grave violations of the basic human rights Yazidi women are being subjected to.

UN officials issued a joint statement in October condemning "the explicit targeting of women and children and the barbaric acts the Islamic State has perpetrated on minorities in areas under its control.

"We remind all armed groups that acts of sexual violence are grave human rights violations that can be considered as war crimes and crimes against humanity."

The statement followed a UN study about IS sex slavery markets, in which a 13-year-old Yazidi girl gave her account of what happened to her after she was abducted by IS from her village in August.

"She stated that IS took hundreds of women who had not been able to flee to Jabal Sinjar," said the report. "The girl stated that she was raped several times by several IS fighters, before she was sold to a market."

In September, a report by Amnesty International warned that IS had launched a "campaign of ethnic cleansing" against non-Arabs and non-Sunni Muslims.

The NGO interviewed people from the Yazidi community in Iraq's Sinjar region, who said the insurgents took dozens of people, including many women and children, to the outskirts of their village where they massacred them.