Iraq condemned German woman death for belonging to IS

A displaced Iraqi woman whose family members are accused of being Islamic State militants stands at the Jadaah camp on the outskirts of Al-Qayyarah, south of Mosul, on July 19, 2017. On July 10, the authorities announced they had defeated the Islamic State group in Mosul after a nine-month campaign that unleashed destruction of almost unimaginable dimensions on the ancient city. / AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED

Vastavam web: An Iraqi court said today it had condemned to death by hanging a German woman of Moroccan origin after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group.She was sentenced for providing “logistical support and helping the terrorist group to carry out crimes,” said court spokesman Abdel Settar Bayraqdar.In September 2017, the same court sentenced to death by hanging a Russian man who was captured in Iraq’s second city Mosul and found guilty of fighting for IS.

Iraqi forces expelled the jihadists from Mosul in July 2017, ending three years of IS rule in the city.German daily Der Spiegel reported she had been held in Baghdad with three other German women including one of Moroccan origin.Baghdad declared victory over IS in December after expelling the jihadists from vast areas of Iraq it seized in 2014.Others are said to have escaped by blending in with civilians fleeing the fighting.In the province surrounding Mosul alone, more than 4,000 jihadists were arrested, police chief General Wathiq al- Hamdani said.