Marine Accused Of Desertion Back In US Custody
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine corporal who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq is to be moved today to his original home base of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun was flown to Norfolk, Virginia yesterday from an undisclosed location in the Middle East.
A month after disappearing in Iraq in 2004, Hassoun turned up in Beirut, Lebanon, and blamed his disappearance on Islamic extremist kidnappers.
He was about to face military proceedings at Camp Lejeune when he disappeared again.
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