IRAQ: COURT SENTENCES FOUR AL-QAEDA MEMBERS TO DEATH
September 25, 2012: The Anbar criminal court sentenced four al-Qaeda members to death by hanging and two others to life in prison, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said.
The defendants confessed to the September 2011 execution-style killing of 22 male bus passengers in al-Nakheeb, Anbar province, said Col. Hikmat Mahmoud al-Masari, director of media and relations at the ministry.
"During their trial, the convicts confessed to committing the crime for purely terrorist motives," he said. (Sources: al-shorfa.com, 25/09/2012)