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Kuwaiti Gets 15 Years for Shooting U.S. Soldiers

A Kuwaiti policeman was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday for seriously wounding two U.S. soldiers in a November shooting attack. Khalid al-Shimmari was sentenced to 10 years for attempted murder and five years for unlawful possession of a weapon, said his laywer, Nawwaf al-Mutairi. He said Shimmari would appeal. “You did injustice to me,” Shimmari shouted when the sentence was read out, Mutairi said. The prosecution had asked for a life sentence. Shimmari, 25, shot Master Sergeant Larry Thomas and Sergeant Charles Ellis in November. He is not known to have any links with suspected Muslim militants on trial for other attacks on Americans in Kuwait. He told the court last month that he had no memory of carrying out the attack and had been undergoing treatment for psychological problems in Jordan and Kuwait. Full Story

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