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7 Convicted in Kuwait Attack on Marines

A criminal court on Saturday convicted seven Kuwaiti Islamic extremists of involvement in the 2002 shooting attack on U.S. Marines that killed one and injured a second during training in the oil-rich country. Three of the militants were sentenced to jail. Three of the key suspects received four and five years in prison for joining an illegal organization and weapons possession. They and three of the others convicted were fined from $680 to $17,000. One was given two years probation and five were acquitted. They received four- and five-year prison terms for joining an illegal organization and weapons possession. Three others were fined from $680 to $17,000. One was given two years probation and five were acquitted. The Oct. 8, 2002, attack by two Muslim extremists was the first on U.S. forces in this small Gulf state, which has been a major ally of Washington since the 1991 U.S.-led Gulf War liberated it from a seven-month Iraqi occupation. Full Story

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