Saudi court sentences former soldier to 9 years in prison for joining IS group in Syria

August 4, 2015 2:11 PM

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Semi-official Saudi news websites say a former soldier has been found guilty of fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria and has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

A court in Jiddah found the soldier guilty of taking part in training and violent operations with the Islamic State group in Syria. Saudi Arabia is part of the U.S.-led coalition carrying out airstrikes against the group in Syria and Iraq.

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