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Jordanian Soldier Sentenced To Life In Killing Of 3 American Troops

The soldier said he opened fire on the American convoy because they failed to stop at the gate outside a Jordanian air base. He was convicted by a Jordanian military court.
Jordanian judges preside over the trial on Monday of Marik al-Tuwayha, charged with the murder of three American military trainers. The military court in Amman found Tuwayha guilty of shooting the trainers as they waited to enter the King Faisal base at Al-Jafr in southern Jordan in November 2016. / KHALIL MAZRAAWI / Getty Images

A Jordanian military court convicted a Jordanian soldier of murder and sentenced him to life in prison for the November 2016 shooting of three members of the U.S. Army Special Forces outside an air base.

The soldier, 1st Sgt. Marik al-Tuwayha, pleaded not guilty and said he did not

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