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Ted Poe

Jordan releases video to tamp down support for Green Berets' killer

Jordan releases video to tamp down support for Green Berets' killer

When a military court sentenced a Jordanian soldier to life imprisonment this month for killing three U.S. Special Forces soldiers in November, many in the country saw the verdict as a capitulation to the demands of U.S. authorities. They insisted the soldier, 1st Sgt. Maarek Abu Tayeh (also known as Tawayha), was a “hero” who was just doing his duty, and held protests demanding his release.

But on Monday, Jordan’s army released security camera images of the incident, which showed a six-minute hunt in which Abu Tayeh stalked the lightly armed Green Berets, despite repeated attempts by the Americans to show they were friendly.

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