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ISIS Plotter Of 2021 Baghdad Market Bombing Sentenced To Death In Iraq

An ISIS member guilty of organizing a bomb attack at a crowded Baghdad market in 2021 was sentenced to death by an Iraqi court on Monday.

It was the city’s first significant suicide attack in three years, bringing an end to a period of relative peace following Iraq’s declaration of the extremist group’s defeat in late 2017.

The unnamed individual was found guilty of preparing the twin suicide bombings in Baghdad’s Tayaran Square in January 2021, which killed 110 people and injured 110 more.

The “primary perpetrator” of the incident was sentenced by a Baghdad court, according to the Supreme Judicial Council.

He admitted to being a member of ISIS since 2012 and to have provided the two suicide attackers with weapons.

According to the interior ministry at the time, one of the attackers gathered a crowd by claiming to be sick before detonating his explosives belt.

The second suicide bomber detonated his explosives as additional people arrived to help the victims.

Iraq regularly condemns people to death, mainly for terrorist or murder convictions.

Iraq stands near the top of the world in terms of death sentences and executions, according to Amnesty International’s 2021 death penalty report.

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In 2021, the London-based rights group recorded at least 17 killings in Iraq, down from 50 the previous year, although death sentences “rose more than threefold from 2020,” according to the report.

In two trials in April, eight defendants were sentenced to death: four for a vehicle bombing and four for murder.

The capital’s most recent big ISIS attack was in July 2021, when a bomb ripped through the packed al-Woheilat Market in the Sadr City district, killing more than 30 people.

The ISIS group has “maintained the ability to launch attacks at a steady rate in Iraq, including hit-and-run operations, ambushes and r

Last week, three youths and three police officers were shot dead while putting out a crop fire in northern Iraq, an incident that officials blamed on ISIS extremists.

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An ISIS member guilty of organizing a bomb attack at a crowded Baghdad market in 2021 was sentenced to death by an Iraqi court on Monday.

It was the city’s first significant suicide attack in three years, bringing an end to a period of relative peace following Iraq’s declaration of the extremist group’s defeat in late 2017.

The unnamed individual was found guilty of preparing the twin suicide bombings in Baghdad’s Tayaran Square in January 2021, which killed 110 people and injured 110 more.

The “primary perpetrator” of the incident was sentenced by a Baghdad court, according to the Supreme Judicial Council.

He admitted to being a member of ISIS since 2012 and to have provided the two suicide attackers with weapons.

According to the interior ministry at the time, one of the attackers gathered a crowd by claiming to be sick before detonating his explosives belt.

The second suicide bomber detonated his explosives as additional people arrived to help the victims.

Iraq regularly condemns people to death, mainly for terrorist or murder convictions.

Iraq stands near the top of the world in terms of death sentences and executions, according to Amnesty International’s 2021 death penalty report.

READ MORE: Five Missiles Strike Iraqi Base Hosting US – Iraqi Officials

In 2021, the London-based rights group recorded at least 17 killings in Iraq, down from 50 the previous year, although death sentences “rose more than threefold from 2020,” according to the report.

In two trials in April, eight defendants were sentenced to death: four for a vehicle bombing and four for murder.

The capital’s most recent big ISIS attack was in July 2021, when a bomb ripped through the packed al-Woheilat Market in the Sadr City district, killing more than 30 people.

The ISIS group has “maintained the ability to launch attacks at a steady rate in Iraq, including hit-and-run operations, ambushes and r

Last week, three youths and three police officers were shot dead while putting out a crop fire in northern Iraq, an incident that officials blamed on ISIS extremists.

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