Iraqi court sentences IS member to death for involvement in sniper attacks

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Nineveh ( – An Iraqi court has sentenced an Islamic State militant to death by hanging over his involvement in several sniper attacks in the country.

The Central Criminal Court in Baghdad handed the Islamic State militant the death penalty for shooting dead several security forces and members of the Popular Mobilization Forces in sniper attacks in Nineveh province, Baghdad Today website quoted the Supreme Judicial Council media center as saying in a press statement on Thursday.

The Islamic State “terrorist admitted belonging to the Islamic State group and standing behind the killing of several security personnel,” said the statement.

Iraqi courts have sentenced many of Islamic State members, including a big number of female members, to death over joining the militant group.

The exact number of detained militants is still unknown, however, it’s estimated to be at thousands. It’s also unclear how many members are likely to face death sentences.

Iraqi authorities regularly announce the capture of Islamic State extremists in different parts in the country since the collapse of the group’s territorial influence in the country in December 2017.

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