Iran sentences eight alleged IS members to death

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Five perpetrators died during the attacks on June 7 past year.

The Revolutionary Court of Iran has sentenced to death six militants belonging to the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) after they were found guilty of carrying out the 2017 terrorist attacks in Tehran, Al-Masdar News reported citing Iranian state media.

A court in Tehran has issued death sentences for eight Daesh terrorists over their role in an attack that killed 17 people in Tehran a year ago.

Terrorists attacked on 7 June 2017 the Parliament building in Tehran and devoted to the leader of the Islamic revolution, the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini. IS claimed responsibility for the attack. Security forces killed all the attackers.

Ghazanfarabadi said courts will later hear claims filed by families of the victims against the United States and Saudi Arabia, whom predominantly Shiite Muslim Iran accuses of supporting the IS, a Sunni Muslim militant group.

Iran has said that the five gunmen and suicide bombers who were killed had fought in Syria and Iraq, where Islamic State once held swathes of territory but is now in decline. Both countries deny that accusation. You can sign up to receive it directly here.