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Translator's spy trial suspended

The court-martial of an Air Force translator who is accused of taking part in a spy ring at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was halted Monday when the judge told prosecutors to find out whether their superiors plan to drop any of the charges. The instruction from Col. Barbara Brand came just after the start of the court-martial of Senior Airman Ahmad Al Halabi, and as a behind-the-scenes skirmish continued over the status of a classified document that is key to the case. Al Halabi, a Syrian national and naturalized U.S. citizen, is accused of trying to pass about 200 classified documents to unknown enemies of the USA while working at Guantanamo, where nearly 600 suspected al-Qaeda and Taliban operatives are held. But two weeks ago, the military acknowledged that only one of the documents is secret. Full Story

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