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Jordan says guard who killed three U.S. soldiers did not follow rules of engagement | The Washington Post

Jordan says guard who killed three U.S. soldiers did not follow rules of engagement | The Washington Post

After months of publicly defending the actions of a Jordanian guard who opened fire on a U.S. military convoy of Army Special Forces soldiers, killing three, Jordanian government officials have admitted that the shooter did not follow the military’s protocol and will face prosecution.

Dana Daoud, a Jordanian Embassy spokeswoman, told The Washington Post that M’aarek Abu Tayeh — a member of the Jordanian king’s elite Hashemite force — will be “tried in a military court,” but she declined to comment on the nature of the charges against him or when a trial might occur.

“The incident is being investigated as a crime, as such it is clear from a review of the latest available evidence that M’aarek Abu Tayeh was not following Jordanian rules…

Source: Jordan says guard who killed three U.S. soldiers did not follow rules of engagement – The Washington Post