The Iraqi government will execute 36 members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), who were found guilty of carrying out the 2014 Speicher Massacre that killed 1,700 Iraqi Army soldiers.
This heinous massacre reportedly took place on June 12th, 2014, when the Islamic State terrorists entered Camp Speicher near Tikrit and rounded up the soldiers by their religious denomination.
ISIS would then summarily execute all of the Shi’i soldiers, posting videos of their fighters dumping some of the bodies in the Tigris River after shooting the victims in the head.
Following Tikrit’s liberation in early 2015, the Iraqi Army unearthed the bodies of hundreds of soldiers that were executed by the Islamic State terrorists in June of 2014.
The Iraqi Armed Forces captured nearly 50 ISIS members that were believed to have helped carry out this massacre, trying them in a court of law immediately after liberating Tikrit.
Of the 47 captured ISIS members that were tried in February 2016, 40 were sentenced to death for their participation in the Speicher Massacre.
The Iraqi president Fou’ad Massoum immediately approved the death penalty for the guilty terrorists; this led to the execution of 4 ISIS members earlier this year.
The remaining 36 terrorists will be hanged by the Iraqi authorities some time this week; however, no date or time was given.