BAGHDAD – An Iraqi court has sentenced a German woman of Moroccan origin to death for joining the Islamic State group.
The spokesman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar, says the woman acknowledged joining IS after traveling from Germany to Syria and then to Iraq along with her two daughters. Both daughters later married militants.
Bayrkdar said Sunday that she was found guilty of "offering logistic support and helping the terrorist group to carry out criminal acts," and "taking part in attacks against security forces." No more details were released.
Iraqi forces detained a number of foreign women as they drove IS from the territory it once controlled in northern and central Iraq.
'Jihadi bride' arrested at Heathrow with her baby then bailed is the first to return to UK with a child born under ISIS in Syria
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A suspected jihadi bride who returned to the UK having given birth to a child under Islamic State rule in Syria has been bailed after she was arrested at Heathrow.
The woman, 27, whose identity has not been revealed arrived on a flight from Addis Ababa and was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts under section 5 of the Terrorist Act 2006.
It is thought this is the first case of its kind involving a mother and a child born into the ISIS regime.
MI5 has previously said around 850 extremists from Britain travelled to the Middle East as ISIS took control of pockets of Syria and Iraq.
And as the terror group is flushed out of its former strongholds, many of its militants with British passports are returning home with their families.
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