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  • Arid Uka, 22, sits Feb, 10, 2012, in a Frankfurt court room. The Islamic extremist, who admitted killing two U.S. airmen bound for Afghanistan at Frankfurt airport last year, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. (Associated Press/DADP)

    German court sentences U.S. airmen's killer to life

    An Islamic extremist who killed two U.S. airmen bound for Afghanistan at Frankfurt airport last year and injured two others was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison on Friday.

  • ** FILE ** Arid Uka (center, seen from behind) waits for the beginning of his trial in a courtroom in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. The Kosovo-born Mr. Uka, 21, confessed to killing two U.S. soldiers at the Frankfurt airport in March 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Frankfurt shooter radicalized long before attack

    A man on trial for killing two U.S. airmen at Frankfurt Airport harbored anti-American feelings and spoke of violence about a year before the attacks, according to evidence presented at his trial Wednesday.

  • ** FILE ** Arid Uka (center, seen from behind) waits for the beginning of his trial in a courtroom in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. The Kosovo-born Mr. Uka, 21, confessed to killing two U.S. soldiers at the Frankfurt airport in March 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Suspect admits killing U.S. airmen in Germany

    A 21-year-old Kosovo Albanian confessed Wednesday to killing two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport, saying in emotional testimony at the opening of his trial that he had been influenced by radical Islamic propaganda online.

  • Rexhep Uka (left), 70, and his son Behxhet, 48, speak at their home in Mitrovica, Kosovo, about family member Arid Uka, who is suspected of killing two U.S. airmen and wounding two others at Frankfurt Airport in Germany on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

    Frankfurt shooting suspect jailed on murder charges

    The suspect in the slaying of two U.S. airmen at Frankfurt Airport has confessed to targeting American military members, a German security official said Thursday as investigators probed a possible act of Islamic terrorism.

  • Flowers and a sign reading "Anger, grief, why" are placed on Thursday at the site where two U.S. airmen were killed in front of the Frankfurt, Germany, airport. (Associated Press)

    Suspect in killing of two airmen admits targeting U.S. military

    The suspect in the shooting deaths of two U.S. airmen at Frankfurt airport confessed to targeting American military members, a German security official said Thursday as authorities investigated the killings as a possible act of Islamic terrorism.

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