Iraqi Justice Ministry: death sentences against 7 Islamic State members carried out

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Baghdad ( The Iraqi Justice Ministry has announced carrying out death sentences against seven convicts over involvement in terrorism.

In a statement by the ministry on Monday, the ministry said the sentence was carried out “after legal measures were taken and a presidential decree was issued.”

The convicts, according to Haidar al-Zamli, the minister, “belonged to Islamic State.”

In August, the Nineveh Criminal Court sentenced an Islamic State member to death over involvement in killing security personnel in the province. Two Islamic State members were sentenced, earlier, to death and a third militant to life over carrying out terrorist operations and attacking security troops. The Central Criminal Court in Baghdad sentenced five persons to death over links with the Islamic State militant group.

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

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

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

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