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Iraqi al-Qaeda militant to hang

An Iraqi court has sentenced an al-Qaeda militant to death for the killing for three American soldiers south of Baghdad in 2006.

Ibrahim al-Qaraghuli was one of three suspects involved in the killings. The others were found not guilty.

The killings were one of the most brazen attacks against US soldiers operating in Iraq.

Meanwhile, there are reports from the northern city of Mosul that four police officers have been killed by gunmen.

The 2006 killings of three soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division took place at an isolated checkpoint near the Euphrates River. At the time the area was known as the "triangle of death".

One soldier was found dead at the checkpoint. The other two were kidnapped and three days later their mutilated bodies were found tied together and booby trapped with roadside bombs.

An al-Qaeda-linked group later posted a video on the internet s


Added: Oct-28-2008 
By: PiRaTeCoPy
Iraq, Middle East
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