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US refutes Jordan's claim Americans sparked deadly shooting

  • FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 file photo, an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Staff Sgt. James Moriarty, past Army Secretary Eric Fanning, center, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Marcel Lettre, third from right, and Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, right, Army vice chief of staff, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Moriarty, 27, of Kerrville, Texas, died of wounds sustained on Nov. 4, in Jordan. The US Embassy in Jordan is refuting Amman’s claim that American soldiers sparked a deadly shooting at a Jordan military base earlier this month by disobeying direct orders from Jordanian soldiers. Three U.S. military members were killed in the shooting outside the base in southern Jordan. Embassy spokesman Eric Barbee has said U.S. investigators are considering all potential motives and “have not yet ruled out terrorism as a potential motive.” (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

    FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 file photo, an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Staff Sgt. James Moriarty, past Army Secretary Eric Fanning, center, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Marcel Lettre, third from right, and Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, right, Army vice chief of staff, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Moriarty, 27, of Kerrville, Texas, died of wounds sustained on Nov. 4, in Jordan. The US Embassy in Jordan is refuting Amman’s claim that American soldiers sparked a deadly shooting at a Jordan military base earlier this month by disobeying direct orders from Jordanian soldiers. Three U.S. military members were killed in the shooting outside the base in southern Jordan. Embassy spokesman Eric Barbee has said U.S. investigators are considering all potential motives and “have not yet ruled out terrorism as a potential motive.” (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 file photo, an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew C. Lewellen past Army Secretary Eric Fanning, fifth from right, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Marcel Lettre, third from right, and Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, right, Army vice chief of staff, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Lewellen, 27, of Lawrence, Kan., died of wounds sustained Nov. 4 in Jordan. he US Embassy in Jordan is refuting Amman’s claim that American soldiers sparked a deadly shooting at a Jordan military base earlier this month by disobeying direct orders from Jordanian soldiers. Three U.S. military members were killed in the shooting outside the base in southern Jordan. Embassy spokesman Eric Barbee has said U.S. investigators are considering all potential motives and “have not yet ruled out terrorism as a potential motive.” (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

    FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 file photo, an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew C. Lewellen past Army Secretary Eric Fanning, fifth from right, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Marcel Lettre, third from right, and Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, right, Army vice chief of staff, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Lewellen, 27, of Lawrence, Kan., died of wounds sustained Nov. 4 in Jordan. he US Embassy in Jordan is refuting Amman’s claim that American soldiers sparked a deadly shooting at a Jordan military base earlier this month by disobeying direct orders from Jordanian soldiers. Three U.S. military members were killed in the shooting outside the base in southern Jordan. Embassy spokesman Eric Barbee has said U.S. investigators are considering all potential motives and “have not yet ruled out terrorism as a potential motive.” (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 file photo, an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew C. Lewellen past Army Secretary Eric Fanning, center, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Marcel Lettre, third from right, and Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, right, Army vice chief of staff, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Lewellen, 27, of Lawrence, Kan, died of wounds sustained last week in Jordan. he US Embassy in Jordan is refuting Amman’s claim that American soldiers sparked a deadly shooting at a Jordan military base earlier this month by disobeying direct orders from Jordanian soldiers. Three U.S. military members were killed in the shooting outside the base in southern Jordan. Embassy spokesman Eric Barbee has said U.S. investigators are considering all potential motives and “have not yet ruled out terrorism as a potential motive.”  (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

    FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 file photo, an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Matthew C. Lewellen past Army Secretary Eric Fanning, center, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Marcel Lettre, third from right, and Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, right, Army vice chief of staff, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Lewellen, 27, of Lawrence, Kan, died of wounds sustained last week in Jordan. he US Embassy in Jordan is refuting Amman’s claim that American soldiers sparked a deadly shooting at a Jordan military base earlier this month by disobeying direct orders from Jordanian soldiers. Three U.S. military members were killed in the shooting outside the base in southern Jordan. Embassy spokesman Eric Barbee has said U.S. investigators are considering all potential motives and “have not yet ruled out terrorism as a potential motive.” (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)  (The Associated Press)

The U.S. Embassy in Jordan is refuting Amman's claim that American soldiers sparked a deadly shooting at a Jordan military base this month by disobeying orders from Jordanian soldiers.

Three U.S. Army sergeants — Kevin McEnroe, Matthew Lewellen and James Moriarty from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) from Fort Campbell, Kentucky — were killed in the shooting outside the base in southern Jordan.

Embassy spokesman Eric Barbee says U.S. investigators are considering all possible motives and "have not yet ruled out terrorism as a potential motive."

After the shooting, Jordan's state media reported that the slain American trainers had sparked a firefight by disobeying direct orders from the Jordanians.

Barbee told The Associated Press on Thursday that there's "absolutely no credible evidence" for this claim.