An Iraqi-born Dutch citizen faces sentencing in what prosecutors say is the United States' first criminal prosecution of an attack that targeted Americans in Iraq. Wesam al-Delaema could get up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced Wednesday by a federal judge for planting roadside bombs in Iraq to kill Americans.
Al-Delaema pleaded guilty to planting remote-control explosives along a road used by U.S. troops. He videotaped himself planting the explosives, which did not cause any deaths.
As part of an agreement that brought al-Delaema to the United States two years ago to face trial, he will be returned to the Netherlands to serve out any prison term.
A Dutch judge will decide how much time he should serve.