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Afghan Fighter Subject to U.S. Prosecution (access required)

A defendant who fought with the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network who was captured after an armed attack on an Afghan border police compound in Afghanistan can be prosecuted in the U.S. on criminal charges; a Richmond U.S. District Court rejects defendant’s claim that he was fighting as a “lawful combatant engaged in armed conflict” and denies ...

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