Prisoner in Iraq Tied to Hizbullah Faces U.S. Military Charges

(New York Times) Charlie Savage - The Obama administration has approved military commission charges against a Lebanese man accused of helping kill U.S. troops in Iraq. Ali Musa Daqduq is accused of being a Hizbullah operative and was the last detainee held by American forces in Iraq. He was turned over to Iraqi custody in December before they withdrew. On Jan. 3, military prosecutors swore out an eight-page charge sheet for Daqduq, accusing him of murder, perfidy, terrorism and espionage, among other war crimes. A military spokesman, Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale, said the government was "working with Iraq to effect Daqduq's transfer to a U.S. military commission consistent with U.S. and Iraqi law."

2012-02-24 00:00:00

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