(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Three Frenchmen have been sentenced to death by an Iraqi court after being found guilty of joining the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
The men – named as Kévin Gonot, Léonard Lopez and Salim Machou by AFP news agency – have 30 days to appeal.
They were among 12 French citizens captured in Syria by US-backed fighters. In February they were transferred to Iraq for trial.
The three are the first IS suspects from France to be sentenced to death.