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    Iraqi court sentences 7 drug dealers to death

    An Iraqi court has issued death sentences to seven drug dealers, including a foreigner. “The Central Criminal Court issued a verdict to execute seven drug dealers, including a foreigner, who were convicted of trafficking narcotic substances,” the Supreme Judicial Council said in a statement, without specifying the nationality of the foreigner. The council noted that the convicts were sentenced to…

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    Iraq conflict: Saddam’s tomb destroyed in Tikrit fighting

    The tomb of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been almost completely levelled in fighting near Tikrit. Footage filmed by the Associated Press shows that all that remains standing of the once-lavish mausoleum in the village of al-Awja are some pillars. Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed Shia militia are battling to drive Islamic State (IS) militants from Tikrit. Last year, the…

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