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Iraq sentences four to life in Baghdad airport attack – Middle East Monitor

Iraq’s Kalfu Criminal Court sentenced four to life in prison for an attack that targeted Baghdad airport earlier this year and damaged two civilian planes, Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council said yesterday.

the day the incident occurred January 28ththe Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority reported at the time when a missile was launched at Baghdad International Airport, severely damaging the runway and two empty planes that were on the airport grounds.

This judgment was issued pursuant to Section 4 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 2005. The law stipulates that anyone convicted of committing a terrorism crime will be sentenced to death, and that anyone who assists or conceals a person convicted of terrorism will be given life imprisonment.

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This is the first verdict ever issued in a case related to attacks on Iraqi airports and foreign military posts.

Dozens of missile and drone strikes have targeted Iraqi military bases housing foreign forces fighting within an international anti-Daesh coalition. assassination By the United States of Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s Quds Force commander near Baghdad airport, January 2020.

No party has claimed responsibility for the attack. But Washington often blames pro-Iranian groups for such rocket launches.

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