27 sen­tenced to death for IS mas­sacre

Daily Trust - - ASO CHRONICLE -

An Iraqi court has sen­tenced to death 27 men for their in­volve­ment in the mas­sacre of up to 1,700 sol­diers by so-called Is­lamic State (IS) in June 2014.

Twenty-five sus­pects were re­leased be­cause of a lack of ev­i­dence. It is the lat­est batch of death sen­tences passed in con­nec­tion with the killings 36 men were hanged a year ago for their part in the mas­sacre. IS filmed the killings, at the former US base of Camp Spe­icher, near Tikrit, in an early piece of shock pro­pa­ganda. Most of the vic­tims are be­lieved to have been young Shia re­cruits who were based at the camp when Tikrit was over­run by IS. Photos and videos pub­lished by IS at the time showed sol­diers be­ing lined up and shot at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions.

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