The Seattle Times


Monday, June 30, 2014

Marine who said he was kidnapped returned to US

This June 27, 2004, file image from a video broadcast by the Al-Jazeera network, shows a man identified as U.S. Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun. Nearly 10 years ago Hassoun was declared a deserter after allegedly faking his own kidnapping in Iraq, then reappeared and was to face charges. But he disappeared again in 2005, has now turned himself in to U.S. authorities, and has been flown to the U.S. from an undisclosed Mideast location.