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US journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem files Supreme Court petition over ‘kill list’ lawsuit

Bilal Abdul Kareem, an American journalist based in opposition-held northwestern Syria, is petitioning the US Supreme Court to review his case accusing the government of placing him on a “kill list”, and alleging that he was consequently targeted five times by US strikes in 2016.

The petition is the latest development in a years-long legal battle between the United States government and Abdul Kareem, and calls on the Supreme Court to decide whether a lower court erred in its dismissal of his case.

“What our case is really about is: can the United States kill a US citizen without due process, on the basis that its desire to execute its own citizens is a state secret?” Tara Plochocki, legal counsel for Abdul Kareem, told Middle East Eye. Read the full story in the Middle East Eye.