Iraq hangs 21 on terrorism charges in latest mass executions

Iraq hangs 21 on terrorism charges in latest mass executions
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  • calendar-gray 16 November 2020

Iraq hanged 21 convicted terrorists and murderers on Monday, an interior ministry statement said, the latest in a series of mass executions it has carried out since defeating the Islamic State group in 2017.

Among those executed at a prison in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya were people involved in two suicide attacks that killed dozens of people the northern town of Tal Afar, the statement said.

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