Iraq hangs 36 men accused of 2014 terrorist massacre

The 36 men executed Sunday in Nasiriyah jail were found guilty of taking part in the massacre of 1.700 Iraqi army recruits kidnapped at Camp Speicher near Tikiit in northern Iraq in 2014. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The killers were captured when Tikrit was liberated from ISIS last year and sentenced to death some moths ago. Last month, more than 300 people were slaughtered in the worst ever single bomb attack to strike Baghdad, after which prime minister, Haider al-Abadi gave the order to expedite the execution of inmates condemned to death in terrorism cases.


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