White House moves to extradite prisoner from Iraq

FILE - In this July 2, 2007 file photo, Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner, the U.S. military spokesman speaks during a press conference, near a poster of a senior Lebanese Hezbollah operative Ali Mussa Daqduq in Baghdad, Iraq. An Iraqi appeals court has ordered the release of a Hezbollah commander who has been cleared of masterminding a deadly 2007 attack on U.S. soldiers, but officials say the White House is pushing Baghdad to keep him locked up. (AP Photo/Wathiq Khuzaie, Pool, File)The White House is asking Iraq to hand over a Hezbollah commander who was accused of masterminding a 2007 attack that killed five American soldiers, a senior U.S. official said Thursday, though two Iraqi courts have declared him not guilty.


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