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US fails to probe civilian deaths in Iraq: Human Rights Watch

A Human Rights Watch report accused the US military of failing to investigate Iraqi civilian deaths arising from excessive use of force by US troops in Baghdad. The 56-page report, “Hearts and Minds: Post-War Civilian Casualties in Baghdad by US Forces,” released Tuesday, confirmed 20 civilian deaths in Baghdad between May 1 and September 30. The New York-based rights watchdog said it had collected credible reports of 94 civilian deaths in the Iraqi capital, involving “questionable legal circumstances” that warrant investigation. The US military has not released any figures on the number of civilians killed by occupational forces since an end to major combat operations was declared by President George W. Bush on May 1. Full Story

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