Turkish court sentences 5 ISIL suspects, including 'emir' of Iraqi town

Turkish court sentences 5 ISIL suspects, including 'emir' of Iraqi town

KIRŞEHİR – Anadolu Agency
Turkish court sentences 5 ISIL suspects, including emir of Iraqi town

A Turkish court on Aug. 2 slapped five convicts with various jail terms for membership in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a judicial source said.

In central Kırşehir province, the local heavy penal court sentenced Halid Hayrettin Ismail Horuc, an alleged ISIL “emir” of Iraq’s northern city of Tal-Afar, to eight years and nine months in prison, along with his brother Samir Ismail Horuc.

The brothers were charged with being a member and part of the hierarchical structure of the ISIL.

In his plea, Halid Hayrettin Ismail Horuc said he was recruited by ISIL in 2014 when the group captured Mosul.

He later pleaded not guilty of being a ISIL member and Tal-Afar “emir,” saying he was in the city for three months.

Also convicted for the ISIL membership, Muhammad Mohsin Abdulwahab Haider and Alya Ali Khalaft were sentenced to six years and three months each.

The court sentenced Manal Hairullah Ismael Horuc to four years and two months in prison on the same charge.

ISIL, Crime, terrorism