2 sentenced to die for 'terror attack' in Iraq’s Anbar

By Ali Jawad

BAGHDAD (AA) – Two Iraqis were sentenced to death on Monday after being convicted earlier of killing 12 civilians in Iraq’s western Anbar province.

According to Abdul-Sattar Bayrakdar, a spokesman for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, a criminal court sentenced the pair to death earlier for killing 12 civilians in Anbar’s Al-Jazeera district in what the court described as a “terrorist attack”.

A third person was slapped with life behind bars for taking part in a separate attack in Diyala province.

The defendants now have 30 days in which to appeal the sentences before Iraq’s Federal Court of Cassation.