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Accused men showed doubt in Dix recording
Accused men showed doubt in Dix recording
By Geoff Mulvihill - The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday Dec 4, 2008 21:36:34 EST

CAMDEN, N.J. Some of the five men accused of planning to kill soldiers on New Jerseys Fort Dix told an FBI informant that they lacked the bravery to mount an attack, the informant testified Thursday.

Defense attorneys for the men used secret recordings made by informant Besniak Bakalli to try to convince jurors that their clients were never seriously planning to attack the military installation.

A day earlier, prosecutors used recordings made by Bakalli to try to show jurors that the foreign-born Muslim men were resolute in their desire for jihad, or holy war, against Americans.

Bakalli has told jurors that some of the defendants talked about killing U.S. soldiers and at one point said they wanted to do so in the United States.

But on Thursday, defendant Dritan Duka was heard on a recording telling Bakalli that he would never do a suicide attack. He and his brother, Shain Duka, also talked about not having the nerve to kill soldiers in the United States or abroad.

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