2 Islamic State members sentenced to death, third to life over joining militant group

Baghdad’s central criminal court.

Baghdad ( A Baghdad court has sentenced two Islamic State members to death and a third militant to life over carrying out terrorist operations and attacking security troops.

In a statement on Thursday, Abdul-Sattar al-Bayraqdar, a spokesperson of the High Judicial Council, said “Karkh Criminal Court reviewed cases of suspects who were convicted for joining Islamic State. They were sentenced to death over carrying out terrorist operations.”

The convicts, according to the statement, “took part in fighting against security and military troops in Nineveh and Anbar. They fled then to Syria after the two provinces were liberated, before being arrested by Syrian forces and turned in to Iraq.”

The court also “sentenced another militant to life. He was arrested in Kirkuk and convicted for taking part in terrorist operations,” the statement added.

On Monday, the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad sentenced five persons to death over links with the Islamic State militant group.

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

Last month, the criminal court of Nineveh sentenced an Islamic State member, known as al-Muhajir, to death, while the Criminal Court in Baghdad sentenced two militants to life.

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