Iraqi Militant to Hang for Killing U.S. Soldiers

An Iraqi court has sentenced a militant to death by hanging for the grisly killing of three U.S. soldiers in 2006.

Ibrahim al-Qaraghuli is one of three suspected Al Qaeda in Iraq militants who went to trial for the killings. The other two — Walid al-Kartani and Kazim al-Zubaie — were found not guilty for lack of sufficient evidence.

It is not immediately clear whether the two will be released from custody. All three are Iraqis and have been in custody for at least a year.

The killing of the three 101st Airborne Division soldiers was one of the most brazen attacks against U.S. forces since the Iraq war began in 2003.