NEW YORK POST – TAMAR LAPIN
A man who left Russia to join ISIS in Mosul was sentenced to death by hanging in Iraqi court — the first such ruling on a foreign fighter, according to a new report.
The unnamed foreign fighter was captured after the fall of the ISIS-held city in July, along with hundreds of suspected jihadists, including German teen-bride Linda Wenzel, Telegraph UK reported.
Authorities said the 28-year-old Russian man was the first fighter to surrender when Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul, and that he admitted to “carrying out terrorism operations,” since 2015.
He said he discovered Islam in Moscow when construction workers introduced him to the religion and, after getting a degree in engineering in 2014, traveled to Turkey with the intention of entering Syria to join ISIS.