Foreign Terrorists Convicted in Iraq

Five foreign terrorists were convicted in Iraq as reported by Aljazeera (note: they are reported to be “foreign fighters” in this Aljazeera article):

Five foreign fighters have been convicted by Iraq’s central criminal court for participating in the armed opposition to the US and its allies in the country.

Syrian Anas Muhammad Khalid was sentenced to life in prison after being arrested in Falluja and being convicted of planning to lead attacks against security forces.

Another man captured in Falluja, Saudi-born Abd al-Majid Fayad al-Nizza was also given a life term on charges of crossing into Iraq from Syria to fight against the Iraqi government.

Syrian citizen Issam Anas Mahmud received a six-year jail sentence for entering Iraq illegally to join the armed fighters.

A Libyan, Fath Allah Abd al-Aati al-Rabati, also arrested in Falluja, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for entering Iraq illegally from Syria and having conducted “terrorist actions” against Iraqi security forces.

Egyptian Muhammad Hasan Abd al-Aal was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for having an expired entry visa after he was found with three other fighters in a house with weapons and ammunition.

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