Court in Erbil sentences man to death for killing refugee family

A combined picture of the five members of a family from northern Syria

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SULAIMANI — A court in Erbil on Wednesday (December 11) sentenced a man to death for killing five members of a Syrian Kurdish refugee family.

NRT Digital Media reporter Ahmed Mustafa said that the man now has ten days to appeal the court’s decision.

On October 3, the bodies of three children and their parents were found near a Pir Rash village. They had fled fighting in Syria.

Police in Erbil announced the arrest of the main perpetrator the following day.

(NRT Digital Media)