Army Confirms Iraqi is Assigned to Fort Riley

By: AP
By: AP

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) _ Army officials have confirmed that an Iraqi native who is suing the U.S. government over delays in his citizenship application is assigned to a division at Fort Riley.

Fort Riley spokeswoman Deb Skidmore said Army Spc. Julian Polous Al Matchy is assigned to a unit that's responsible for training advisers sent to Afghanistan and Iraq. He's now on leave and part of the Army Reserve's individual ready reserve.

Polous Al Matchy served in Iraq last year. At that time, he was with a unit based at Fort Hood, Texas.

According to his lawsuit, he stayed in Iraq even after being wounded by a suicide bomber in September. Also, he voluntarily stayed until December, even though he was scheduled to leave in October.

'The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in federal court in Kansas City, Kan.

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