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Special Forces: Jordanian Soldier Who Shot and Killed U.S. Troops Pleads Not Guilty, Says He Feared Attack | Newsweek

Special Forces: Jordanian Soldier Who Shot and Killed U.S. Troops Pleads Not Guilty, Says He Feared Attack | Newsweek

A Jordanian soldier charged with shooting dead three members of the U.S. Special Forces last year has pleaded not guilty to murder and intent to kill, claiming he believed he and his fellow troops were under attack.

The Jordanian Sergeant, Marik al-Tuwayha, entered the plea Tuesday, the first time he has taken the stand since the trial began, the Associated Press reported.

Tuwayha said he personally had no animosity towards Americans and spoke in a low voice from a cage in the Jordanian courtroom as he answered the charges. The presiding judge explained that an investigation had not revealed any ties between Tuwayha and terror groups.

Source: Special Forces: Jordanian Soldier Who Shot and Killed U.S. Troops Pleads Not Guilty, Says He Feared Attack