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U.S. Drops Spy Rap Against Syrian-American Airman

The U.S. military dropped spy charges on Wednesday against a Syrian-American airman who worked as a translator at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in the latest setback to the Bush administration’s war on terror. The government had alleged that a spy ring was at work at the base where about 600 prisoners captured during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and other terrorism suspects are being held. In a plea deal, the government dropped the spying charges after Senior Airman Ahmad al Halabi, 25, pleaded guilty to four lesser charges. Halabi had originally faced charges of “aiding and abetting the enemy” that could have carried the death penalty. Full Story

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