German Woman Who Joined ISIS With Her Two Daughters Will Be Executed In Iraq
An Iraqi court on Sunday has sentenced a German woman to death by hanging after she ran away to join ISIS group.

The unnamed woman of Moroccan origin was found guilty of “offering logistic support and helping the terrorist group to carry out criminal acts”, said Abdel Settar Bayraqdar, the spokesman of the Supreme Judicial Council.

She was captured by Iraqi forces during the battle for Mosul last year, Mr Bayraqdar said. She is the first foreign woman to be sentenced to death in Iraq for joining the terrorist group.

The women joined ISIS after travelling from Germany to Syria and then to Iraq along with her two daughters, who later married members of the ISIS group.

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The woman still has 30 days to appeal, after which she could be executed, Mr Bayrkdar said. A judicial source also said that one of the woman’s two daughters had been killed while with the terrorists.

After Iraqi forces pushed ISIS out of its former territory in northern and central Iraq, they have detained a number of foreign women suspected of being the ISIS members.

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Since 2015, there was a noticeable rise in the number of foreign women and children travelling to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS group.

According to research by the Soufran Group, published in October 2017, over 915 foreign fighters from Germany have travelled to the war-torn countries.

The report also estimated that over 27,000 foreign fighters, including 6,000 Europeans, have travelled to Iraq and Syria since the start of the Arab Spring in 2011.

Earlier in July 2017, four German women, including a 16-year-old girl were held in an Iraqi prison for joining ISIS, Reuters reported.

A Russian ISIS fighter was sentenced to death in Iraq last year for joining the terrorist group.

Two other German women are also imprisoned in Iraq. One of them is Linda Wenzel, who ran away to Syria when she was just 15 years old. Wenzel, who was nicknamed Belle of Mosul also faces the death penalty if convicted of aiding terrorists.

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