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Extradition hearing delayed for man charged in Iraq killings

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 14:21:13-05

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has postponed the extradition hearing for a suburban Phoenix man charged with participating in the 2006 killings of two police officers in Iraq.

The hearing for Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, an Iraqi native who came to the United States in 2009 and has since become a U.S. citizen, has been moved to May 25. Ahmed is accused of leading an al-Qaida group that fatally shot the officers on the streets of the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

He denied involvement in the killings and membership in a terror group. He was arrested in January as part of an extradition request by the Iraqi government.