Iraq has declared victory over ISIS in the country, as the terror group has lost their grip on their major strongholds and their members are now on the run. Part of that can be attributed to Iraq’s brutal approach to punishing ISIS terrorists.
Iraq has no Guantanamo Bay for ISIS terrorists – they have gallows.
Yesterday, Iraq pulled 38 ISIS and Al Qaeda terrorists off of their death row and hung them at a prison in the city of Nassiriya. This isn’t the first mass execution of terrorists – Iraq hung 42 of them in September.
In October, the city of Raqqa, the so-called ISIS “capital” in Iraq, fell to the country’s forces, with assistance from the United States military.
More than three dozen ISIS and Al Qaeda militants were hanged by Iraq on Thursday after being on death row for terrorism charges.
Iraq’s justice ministry said all of the executed militants were members of ISIS and their appeal options were exhausted. But a government official told AFP that some of the militants belonged to Al Qaeda. One of the terrorists had Swedish citizenship, a prison source told AFP.
“The prison administration executed on Thursday in the presence of Justice Minister Haidar al-Zameli, in Nasiriyah prison, 38 death row prisoners belonging to [Al Qaeda or ISIS] accused of terrorist activities,” Dakhel Kazem, a provincial council senior official, told AFP.
Iraq last week declared victory over ISIS after more than three years of fighting.
“All Iraqi lands are liberated from terrorist [ISIS] gangs and our forces completely control the international Iraqi-Syrian border,” Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah had said in a statement.