A court in Baghdad has sentenced to death the sister of the former leader of al Qaeda in Iraq for terrorism charges. The spokesman of Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar, said in a statement that Abu Omar Al-Baghdadi’s sister was found guilty for “offering logistic support and help to (the militants) in carrying out criminal acts.”
The woman’s name that was not officially released to the press was found guilty of distributing money among the militants in Mosul.
Al-Baghdadi was killed in April 2010, along with Abu Ayyub Al-Masri, another prominent Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq, in a US-Iraqi joint operation.
Al-Qaeda in Iraq was the parent group from which Daesh emerged.