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The Central Criminal Court in Baghdad sentenced to death on Tuesday a Russian member of the ISIS terrorist group.

An official spokesman for the Higher Judicial Council Judge Abdulsattar Birqader announced in a statement that the detainee will be hanged “after confessing to carrying out terrorist operations against security agencies since 2015.”

He revealed that the extremist is a member of the so-called al-Zarqawi Brigade, which is one of the armed branches of ISIS.

The Russian terrorist was arrested by security forces during the liberation of the western side of the city of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city.

The city had since been liberated from ISIS after a nine-month offensive.

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