Jordan’s military released security camera footage Monday of a shooting in which a Jordanian soldier killed three U.S. military trainers at an air base in the kingdom.
The video had previously been shown to the families of the U.S. Army Green Berets by U.S. law enforcement but had not been made public until Monday.
The soldiers were killed on November 4, when their convoy came under fire at the entrance to the al-Jafr base in southern Jordan.
A Jordanian military court sentenced the soldier, 1st Sgt. Marik al-Tuwayha, to life in prison with hard labor last week.
The victims of the shooting were Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, 27, of Kirksville, Missouri; Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe, 30, of Tucson, Arizona; and Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty, 27, of Kerrville, Texas.
Staff Sgt. Matthew C. Lewellen, 27 (left); Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe, 30 (center); and Staff Sgt. James F. Moriarty, 27 (right) were the three killed in the incident
Last week, a Jordanian military court sentenced 1st Sgt. Marik al-Tuwayha (left, behind bars) to life in prison with hard labor. Al-Tuwayha said he opened fire because he feared the base was under attack, but Jordanian officials said he had ‘acted against orders’