A German woman of Moroccan origin was sentenced to death by hanging by a court in Iraq on Sunday after she was found guilty of joining the "Islamic State" (IS) group. Upon reaching the group, both of her daughters married ISIS members.
She was captured by Iraqi forces during the battle for the northern Iraqi city of Mosul a year ago, Bayrkdar said, adding that she acknowledged joining IS after traveling from Germany to Syria and then to Iraq along with her two daughters.
"She confessed that she traveled with her two daughters from Germany to Syria and then joined Daesh in Iraq", Birqdar said, referring to Islamic State by an Arabic acronym.
Others are said to have escaped by blending in with civilians fleeing the fighting.
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About a third of them returned to the country, 70 of whom are considered combatants, while 145 were killed.
In July, the German justice ministry announced that a 16-year-old German girl, named Linda W., who had joined Daesh had also been arrested in Mosul.
In December, Human Rights Watch reported that 7,374 people had been found guilty and 92 executed since 2014 under Iraq's anti-terrorism law.
Last September, the same court sentenced to death a Russian man who had fought with the terror group in Mosul.
Despite Baghdad declaring victory over the jihadists, IS has continued to carry out attacks including in the capital.