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September 01, 2016
Iraq hangs seven Arabs for belonging to Al-Qaeda
Nasiriyah, Iraq (AFP) Aug 31, 2016
Iraq on Wednesday hanged seven men of various Arab nationalities who were convicted of belonging to the Al-Qaeda network, officials said. The seven were detained more than four years ago and found guilty of terrorist activities with the organisation that later formed the backbone of the Islamic State group. "Death sentences by hanging were carried out Wednesday against seven terrorists from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Sudan, Palestine, Syria and Jordan in Nasiriyah prison," said Dakhel Radhi. Rad ... read more

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