Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Diyala Criminal Court has sentenced an Islamic State militant to death over involvement in killing more than forty civilians in 2006.
“The suspect was engaged with Al-Qaeda in 2006 in setting up an ambush to kill 47 civilians in Bazayiz Kanaan region on Nahrawan road,” Abdul Satar Bayraqdar, spokesperson for the High Judicial Council, said in a statement on Monday. “He also took part with al-Qaeda in several terrorist operations.”
“The court verdict, which sentenced the suspect to death, was based on the provisions of the Counter-Terrorism Law,” he added.
On Sunday, the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad sentenced a German female suspect of Moroccan origins to death over involvement with Islamic State militant group. During investigations, she admitted to traveling from Germany to Syria then to Iraq as she believed in the IS. She accompanied her two daughters, who were then married to IS members.
Earlier this month, Diyala Criminal Court issued two death sentences against a terrorist for transferring two suicide attackers, one of whom blew up himself in a funeral, while the other targeted a coffee shop in Muqdadiya.
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.