By John Lee.
An Iraqi court sentenced former Sunni MP Ahmed al-Alwani to death for the murder of two soldiers, according to a report from AFP.
The verdict could damage Baghdad's ties with his powerful Sunni tribe, which is currently fighting against the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) in the Ramadi area of Anbar.
Al-Alwani has a month to appeal the decision.
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