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U.S. Army Charges Six Soldiers for Cruelty in Iraq

The U.S. military charged six soldiers on Saturday with offenses including cruelty, mistreatment and assault following a criminal investigation into allegations of prisoner abuse at a jail in Iraq. Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, the deputy director of operations for the U.S. military in Iraq, said the soldiers, all from a military police battalion, had been suspended from duty pending further investigation ahead of any trial. “As a result of the criminal investigation, six military personnel have been charged with criminal offences including conspiracy, dereliction of duty, cruelty and maltreatment, assault and indecent acts with another,” he told reporters. Kimmitt did not disclose the soldiers’ names or ranks. Full Story

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