Iraq Won't Hand Over Hezbollah Militant for Trial in U.S.

U.S. believes Ali Mussa Daqduq responsible for killing of five American soldiers.


An Iraqi court has rejected a request to send a Hezbollah commander to the United States for trial, a decision that apparently ends the Obama administration's efforts to prosecute the Lebanese militant figure held in Iraq for the 2007 killings of five American soldiers.

The U.S. believes Ali Mussa Daqduq is a top threat to Americans in the Middle East, and had asked Baghdad to extradite him even before two Iraqi courts found him not guilty of masterminding the 2007 raid on an American military base in the holy Shiite city of Karbala.