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Iraq sentences Islamic State militants to life over transferring food supply to group members’ families

Baghdad’s central criminal court.

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) The Central Criminal Court have sentenced three Islamic State members to life after they admitted transferring food commodities and money to families of the group members in Diyala, a judicial source said on Thursday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said the court reviewed the lawsuit of the three IS members. “The suspects used to work with the group. Their mission was to deliver the food commodities and money to families of the group members in Diyala.”

“They confessed during investigations that they used to take the food supply from one person then from another after the first one was arrested. The other one was later arrested,” the source added.

The court, according to the source, “found enough evidence against the suspects and sentenced to life, in accordance with law provisions.”

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.

Late January, Diyala Criminal Court has sentenced a suspect, involved with Al-Qaeda, to death over taking part in kidnapping and execution of eight civilians in 2007. In the same month, the court sentenced an Islamic State militant to death over involvement in killing 47 civilians in 2006. Baghdad court sentenced a German female suspect of Moroccan origins to death over involvement with Islamic State militant group.



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