Mideast Iraq Hezbollah Prisoner

November 16, 2012 - 4:34 PM
FILE - In this July 2, 2007, file photo U.S. military spokesman Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Bergner speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, near a poster of a senior Lebanese Hezbollah operative Ali Mussa Daqduq. A Hezbollah commander wanted by the United States has been released from Iraqi custody and returned to the Lebanese capital on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, his lawyer said. The move is likely to complicate the Obama administration’s efforts to prosecute the militant believed to have been the mastermind of an attack that killed five U.S. soldiers. The release of Lebanese-born Ali Mussa Daqduq also underscored how little influence Washington holds over Baghdad’s government since American troops left the country last December.(AP Photo/Wathiq Khuzaie, Pool, File)