Spain issues US troop warrants over journalist's Iraq death

July 29, 2010 14:20


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MADRID  — A Madrid judge reissued arrest warrants Thursday for three US servicemen over the death of a Spanish journalist killed by American tank fire in Iraq in 2003.

Judge Santiago Pedraz acted in response to a recent order from the Spanish Supreme Court that the case — twice shelved by a lower court — be reopened.Cameraman Jose Couso was one of two journalists killed when the US soldiers — members of a tank crew — responded to what they said was hostile fire from a Baghdad hotel that housed Western journalists during the invasion of Iraq.

The soldiers — Sgt. Shawn Gibson, Capt. Philip Wolford and Lt. Col. Philip DeCamp — were all from the US 3rd Infantry Division, based in Fort Stewart, Georgia, and have never appeared in Spain in connection with the case.

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