December 12, 2008

Canadian teen captive edges toward war crimes trial

American air strikes in Afghanistan in 2002 so buried Canadian Omar Khadr beneath the rubble of an al Qaeda compound that the accused teen terrorist was incapable of throwing a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier, defense lawyers argued Friday. The new defense theory emerged at a hearing ahead of the Jan. 26 war crimes trial of Khadr, captured at 15 and accused of terrorism in a firefight that killed a U.S. soldier six years ago in Khost, Afghanistan.

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