Iraq condemns to death Russian jihadist captured in Mosul"It is the first time that an Iraqi court sentences to death, by hanging, a Russian jihadist," a judicial source said. The Central Criminal Court which issued the ruling said the 28-year-old man, who was not named, had admitted to carrying out attacks against the security forces since 2015. "He belonged to the Zarqawi Brigade, one of the armed wings of the terrorist IS group," said judge Abdel Sattar Bayraqdar.