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Iraq sentences 6 Turkish women to death over ISIS links

ISIS female members


An Iraqi court has sentenced six Turkish women to death and a seventh one to life imprisonment over belonging to ISIS terror group, judicial sources revealed Tuesday.  


The condemned women said they had entered the country to join their husbands in the self-styled caliphate.


They were arrested by the Turkish Peshmerga forces after having fled Tal Afar, the last ISIS bastion to be reclaimed. 


In February, Iraqi authorities delivered other 15 Turkish women death sentences over the same charges. 

In mid-2014, ISIS declared its so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria.


Also, a German woman was sentenced to death over joining ISIS.


Although there are no official statistics, the number of those jailed over having links with ISIS in Iraq amounts to 20,000.