150 Islamic State members transferred to Baghdad to carry out death sentences

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Nineveh ( Security troops have transferred more than 100 Islamic State members to Baghdad to carry out death sentences issued against them, a police source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source from Nineveh police said, “150 Islamic State members, who have death sentences issued against them, were transferred with security troops from Nineveh to Baghdad.”

The militants, according to the source, “admitted to intimidating the citizens, joining Islamic State, killing and looting over the past few years.”

“Transferring the members will be followed by implementing the sentences,” he said adding that “all the militants are Iraqis.”

Many IS members were detained during liberation battles that freed cities, which were recaptured by the militant group in 2014.

In April, the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad has sentenced five female militants, two of whom are Azeri and three others are from Kyrgyzstan, to death over involvement with Islamic State. Life sentences were issued against five female convicts, two of whom are Russian, an Azeri one and a French one.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the militant group, previously in December, however, observers warn that the group still poses a security threat with sleeper cells.

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