Iraq hangs dozens for Isil’s 2014 Speicher massacre

Iraq on Sunday hanged 36 men convicted over the 2014 massacre by Sunni jihadists and allied militants of up to 1,700 military recruits, officials said.

They had been found guilty of involvement in the “Speicher” massacre, named after a base near Tikrit where the recruits were kidnapped before being executed in a massacre claimed by the Islamic State terror group.

“The executions of 36 convicted over the Speicher crime were carried out this morning in Nasiriyah prison,” a spokesman for the governor’s office in Dhiqar, the province of which Nasiriyah is the capital, told AFP.

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