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Wife of slain ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sentenced to DEATH for keeping Yazidi women as slaves in her home


An Iraqi court has sentenced the wife of slain Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death on charges of detaining Yazidi women, the judiciary said Wednesday.

Asma Mohammed, one of the polygamous Baghdadi’s wives, was brought back to Iraq after being detained in Turkey, according to judicial sources.

«The Criminal Court in Karch (western Baghdad) sentenced the wife of terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to death for the crime of collaborating with the Daesh (IS) terrorist group and detaining Yazidi women in her home,» the Supreme Judicial Council said. her website.

The slain leader’s wife detained the Yazidis who were «later kidnapped» by IS fighters in the Sinjar district of northern Iraq, he added.

Washington announced in October 2019 that US troops had killed Baghdadi in an operation in northwestern Syria, five years after he declared a «caliphate» in the territories of Syria and neighboring Iraq.

The undated photo shows the late leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Asma Mohammed, one of the polygamist Baghdadi's wives, has been brought back to Iraq after being detained in Turkey, according to judicial sources

Asma Mohammed, one of the polygamist Baghdadi’s wives, has been brought back to Iraq after being detained in Turkey, according to judicial sources

During their blitzkrieg of northern Iraq in 2014, Islamist extremists from IS singled out non-Muslim Yazidis, systematically killing thousands of men and forcing women into sexual slavery.

Over the years, Iraqi courts have handed down hundreds of death and life sentences under the penal code for membership in a «terrorist group».

Among those sentenced in Iraq were more than 500 foreigners and foreigners found guilty of joining IS.

Iraq announced in February that it had secured the «repatriation of the family» of Baghdadi, with a judicial source saying that Baghdadi’s wife «detained in Turkey» had been returned along with her children.

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The announcement coincided with the broadcast of an interview with ‘Baghdadi’s wife’ by Saudi Arabia’s Al Arabiya television channel. It named her as Asma Mohammed.

In November 2019, Turkey said it had arrested Baghdadi’s wife in June 2018, identified by Turkish media as Asma Fawzi Mohammed Al-Qubaysi.

US-backed forces defeated IS in Iraq in 2017 and in Syria two years later. But remnants of the group continue to attack civilians and security personnel in both countries.



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