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August 5, 2007 -- A U.S. soldier has been sentenced to 110 years in prison for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the murder of her family.
The soldier, Jesse Spielman, was sentenced on August 4 following his August 3 conviction by a U.S. military jury at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, for rape, murder, and conspiracy in connection with the killings in March 2006, in the Iraqi town of Al-Mahmudiyah.
Three other U.S. soldiers have pleaded guilty in the case, while another still faces trial.
GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT. RFE/RL analysts Daniel Kimmage and Kathleen Ridolfo have produced a book-length study on the media efforts of the insurgency in Iraq and on how global jihadists are exploiting those efforts to spread their destructive message around the world....(more)
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