Iraqi Court Sentences Al-Baghdadi's Wife To Death Over Role In ISIS Terrorism

Iraqi Court Sentences Al-Baghdadi’s Wife To Death Over Role In ISIS Terrorism

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An Iraqi court has sentenced the wife of the late Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to death for her involvement in the terrorist group, which was responsible for numerous attacks in Syria and Iraq and for detaining Yazidi women. The Iraqi judiciary announced the decision on Wednesday but did not disclose her name.

The Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq revealed that the Yazidi women were abducted by ISIS militants starting from 2014 from the Sinjar district, west of Nineveh Governorate. They were then held captive in the home of the woman, who was one of Al-Baghdadi’s four wives, in Mosul. Reports indicate that these women were used as sexual slaves by the terrorists.

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A court official informed Reuters that the woman was sentenced to “death by hanging,” emphasizing that the ruling requires ratification by an Iraqi appeals court to become final.

The Court stated that the ruling is in line with Iraq’s anti-terrorism law and its “Yazidi survivors law.”

Since ISIS was expelled from all the territories it once controlled in Iraq in 2017 by a U.S.-led special force, Iraqi courts have issued hundreds of death sentences and life imprisonment terms to those found guilty of terrorist activities. According to Al-Jazeera, these verdicts include more than 500 foreign men and women convicted of joining ISIS.

ISIS still operates despite the US effort to disintegrate the group. It members still carry out attacks around the world and have merged with other terrorist groups like Boko-Haram to form the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) which terrorizes areas around West Africa including Nigeria and Chad.


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