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Iraq sentences 6 brothers to death for Daesh membership

Displaced Iraqi families gather as they flee a military operation by Iraqi security personnel aimed at retaking areas from Daesh in Samarra on 3 March 2016 [Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images]
Displaced Iraqi families gather as they flee a military operation by Iraqi security personnel aimed at retaking areas from Daesh in Samarra on 3 March 2016 [Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images]

The Nineveh Criminal Court in northern Iraq today sentenced six brothers to death by hanging for joining Daesh and carrying out attacks against the Iraqi security forces.

The media centre of the Supreme Judicial Council said: “The Criminal Court of Nineveh has sentenced the six terrorists to death by hanging,” adding that the brothers are considered some of the most dangerous criminals belonging to Daesh.

According to the statement, the defendants were found guilty of killing several Iraqi security forces personnel and citizens before dumping them in the “​​Khosafa”, an area south of Mosul thought to contain mass graves. The defendants were also also found guilty of planting explosive devices and participating in attacks against the security forces in ​​Hamam Al-Alil in Nineveh province.

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