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June 9, 2009
U.S. releases Iraqi militant suspected in five soldier deaths

The U.S. military has released Shiite militant Laith al-khazali, suspected of killing five American soldiers in 2007.

Along with his brother, al-khazali was accused of staging a raid on government headquarters in Karbala. Both are also members of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, a group which is thought to be Iranian-backed.

Ghassan Shabaneh, assistant professor of international studies at Marymount Manhattan College, discusses the implications of al-khazali’s release.

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This man committed war crimes by brutally murdering catured POW’s. It is a travesty of justice and an insult to the families of the soldiers of the 4th BDE, 25th Infantry that were slain. Now he is free to go out and kill more american soldiers.


I would never know about Laith if you -Worldfocus-didn’t speake to this smart analysts. ( Yes, Anderson, I think he is an excellent expert)


I do appreciate having this expert, he has amazing analyses
Thanks worldfocus, thanks Marten

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