Baghdad, IRAQ — The Central Criminal Court in Baghdad has sentenced 13 Turkish women to death over affiliation to Islamic State, DPA reported on Sunday.
The court sentenced two other Turkish women to life over the same accusation, according to the Shiite satellite TV channel al-Ahd.
On Wednesday, the same court sentenced number of women to life and death over belonging to Islamic State. Some of them were Azeri, Turkish and Iraqi, Iraqi News reported.
In February, an Iraqi court ordered deporting a French female jihadist to her country after serving a seven-year jail term.
A court in Diyala sentenced, in January, an Islamic State militant to death over involvement in killing 47 civilians in 2006. Moreover, the 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 ISIS. She accompanied her two daughters, who were then married to ISIS members.
The Diyala 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.
Thousands of ISIS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition, was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, Iraqi News reports.
As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.
The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016.
Though most of the daily bombings go without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has declared it had been behind many.
Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over 3 million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
In December, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against ISIS members. However, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.
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