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An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Staff Sgt. James Moriarty, at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. According to the Department of Defense, James F. Moriarty, 27, of Kerrville, Texas, died of wounds sustained on Nov. 4 in Jordan. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Families of murdered Green Berets accuse kingdom of Jordan of complicity in 'terrorist act'


WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - In 2016, three members of the U.S. Army Special Forces were murdered at Jordan's King Faisal Air Base.

According to a news release provided by Motley Rice LLC and Powers MediaWorks LLC, the families of Sgt. First Class Matthew Charles Lewellen, Staff Sgt. Kevin Joseph McEnroe and Staff Sgt. James Francis Moriarty have filed a federal lawsuit against the kingdom of Jordan, accusing it of complicity in and attempting to cover up the incident that killed their loved ones.

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A badge with a photo of Sgt. Matthew Lewellen, a slain U.S. Army Green Beret, is shown pinned to the chest of his father, Charles, in Amman, Jordan, Monday, July 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Reem Saad)

The complaint reads, in part: "Their families seek justice for their unnecessary deaths and believe that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan aided and abetted this terrorist act by seeking to silence the families and hiding behind the defense that the Jordanian soldier who hunted down and brutally murdered their loved ones was acting within internationally accepted rules of engagement."

Watch in the Facebook Live below as the Gold Star families hold a news conference at the National Press Club on Friday morning:

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