Iraqi air strike on Islamic State court kills 60

2014-08-06 21:04
Leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, aka Caliph Ibrahim, adressing Muslim worshippers at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul. (File, AFP)

Leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, aka Caliph Ibrahim, adressing Muslim worshippers at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul. (File, AFP)

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Baghdad - An Iraqi government air strike on a Sharia court set up by Islamic State militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul killed 60 people on Wednesday, the office of the prime minister's military spokesperson said.

The Islamic State judge who ran the court was among those killed, the spokesperson said. The Sunni militants routinely hand down sentences such as beheadings.

Hospital officials and witnesses said earlier that the air strike had killed 50 people in a makeshift prison set up by the Islamic State, which seized large chunks of Iraq in June.

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