Middle East

Iraqi court sentences 24 to death over Speicher killings

An Iraqi court sentenced 24 people to death on Wednesday over the killing of hundreds of soldiers last year at a former US base near Tikrit during an offensive by Islamic State militants, an official said.
Abdul-Sattar al-Birqdar, spokesman for Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council, said four others were acquitted.
More than 600 suspects wanted in connection with the killings at Camp Speicher, which became a symbol of Islamic State brutality in Iraq, were still at large, Birqdar said.

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