US asks Iraq to extradite Hezbollah suspect

June 1, 2012 21:31

WASHINGTON - The United States has formally asked Iraq to extradite a suspected Hezbollah operative accused of killing American troops, a US official told Reuters, amid heightened concerns in Washington that he may go free.

It was not immediately clear when the request was filed and Iraqi officials approached by Reuters denied knowledge of it, casting doubt on whether an extradition was seriously being considered at this point in Baghdad.

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