IRAQ: ISIL LEADER EXTRADITED FROM TURKEY CONDEMNED TO DEATH
September 20, 2018:
An Iraqi court on September 19, 2018 sentenced a prominent jihadist described as a deputy of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death on terrorism charges. (Sources: Agence France-Presse, 19/09/2018)
“The Karkh criminal court in Baghdad sentenced to death by hanging one of the most prominent leaders of IS [ISIL], who served as a deputy of Baghdadi,” judicial spokesman Abdel Sattar Bayraqdar said.
Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi was extradited from Turkey earlier this year having fled Syria as the group’s self-proclaimed “caliphate” crumbled.
He was tracked and detained through cooperation between Turkish, Iraqi and US intelligence agencies, a senior Iraqi official told AFP in February.
A native of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, Ithawi was accused of holding several positions including ISIL “minister” in charge of religious edicts.