Sunday, June 12, 2005

Iraqi sentenced to 15 years in jail for killing US soldier

Central Criminal Court in Iraq sentenced an Iraqi man for 15 years in jail for killing a US soldier, said a Multinational Force press release on Saturday.

The press release said that the court sentenced Ziyad Hussein Hammadi for killing a US Army sergeant.

Hammadi was accused of throwing grenades and opening fire toward a US Army patrol on December 3, 2004, killing one US soldier and wounding three others. He was spotted by the US Army patrol while firing his weapon and fleeing to his residence, where he was pursued and captured by the patrol. (end) ahh.

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