31 July 2018 :
A criminal court in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province sentenced four suspected al-Qaeda militants to death for involvement in terrorist attacks in 2007.
“The four were convicted of membership in al-Qaeda organization and carrying out terrorist attacks,” Abdul-Sattar Bayrakdar, a spokesman for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, said in a statement.
He said the militants were convicted of abducting and killing five civilians after ransacking their house in Diyala in 2007.
According to the spokesman, the verdicts were issued under Iraq’s anti-terrorism act.
The verdicts are still subject to appeal.