US Jury Nears Deliberations in Trial of Russian Taliban

- VOA News,August 9, 2015

Russian Convicted for Leading Failed Taliban Attack on US Forces in Afghanistan     

A U.S. federal court has convicted a former Russian tank commander for leading a failed attack on U.S. and Afghan forces in Khost province in 2009.

Irek Hamidullin faces life in prison when he is sentenced in November.

U.S. forces captured him hiding in a battlefield after he and a group of Taliban and Haqqani Network fighters fired rockets into a military  camp, then attempted to shoot down U.S. helicopters. Their rocket launchers malfunctioned.

U.S. forces killed 20 of the fighters when they tried to retreat across the border into Pakistan. No Americans were hurt.

A senior Federal Bureau of Investigation official says Hamidullin's conviction should be a reminder to terrorists that the FBI is committed to justice when Americans are attacked anywhere in the world.

曾率塔利班袭驻阿美军 俄罗斯坦克指挥官哈米杜林被定罪

- 美国之音,2015年8月9日

美国联邦法庭判定前俄罗斯坦克指挥官哈米杜林有罪,他被控2009年在阿富汗霍斯特省领导一次未遂的袭击美军和阿富汗部队行动。

哈米杜林面临终身监禁,刑期将在11月宣判。

他隐藏在战场时被美国军队抓获。此前,他与一伙塔利班和哈卡尼网络武装分子向一个军营发射火箭弹,然后试图击落美军直升机,但他们的火箭发射器出了故障。

美军打死了20名武装分子,当时他们试图越过边境撤退到巴基斯坦。没有美国人受伤。

联邦调查局一名资深官员称,哈米杜林被定罪对于恐怖分子应该是个警告,美国人在世界任何地方受到攻击,联邦调查局都会致力于伸张正义。