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US Jury Nears Deliberations in Trial of Russian Taliban

Defense attorneys for a Russian military veteran suspected of a Taliban attack on U.S. forces in Afghanistan were to present closing arguments in the trial in U.S. District Court. Irek Hamidullin, a former Soviet tank officer, is charged with 12 counts related to a November 2009 attack on Afghan border police and U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Khost Province. Charges include providing material support to terrorism and trying to bring down U.S. military helicopters. He was indicted...

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