FILE - In this Sunday, July 31, 2011 file photo, Taliban fighters hold their heavy and light weapons before surrendering them to Afghan authorities in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
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A U.S. jury Friday began deliberating the fate of an alleged Russian Taliban fighter, the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to be tried in a U.S. federal court.Prosecutors portrayed Hamidullin as the mastermind of the attack whose goal was to lure U.S. troops into a trap and then pound them with heavy weapons and shoot down U.S. helicopters.Proving that Hamidullin intended to kill Americans, and not just Afghan Border Police, is key to Hamidullin's trial in a U.S. court.The evidence included a battlefield videotape showing Afghan insurgents being raked by heavy fire from U.S. helicopter gunships.No American or Afghan military personnel were killed, and no American helicopters were fired on.
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