Marine faces desertion charge
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA- A U.S. Marine faces charges of desertion after he vanished in Iraq and was found in Lebanon.
Cpl. Wasef Hassoun faces a general court martial but no date is set. He disappeared from a base in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004 and later appeared as a captive in a picture supposedly taken by insurgients.
But a few days later, he was found in Lebanon and was brought back to the U.S. where he vansihed again.
His lawyer claims the case against the Marine is entirely circumstantial. The lawyer also claims during the second time Hassoun vanished, he was prevented from leaving Lebanon due to court proceedings there.
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