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2006-06-02 04:49:18

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government will ask the United States for the investigative files into allegations that U.S. Marines killed Iraqi civilians in Haditha last year, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Friday. Standing beside U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad during a visit to a Baghdad power plant, Maliki said he first heard of the alleged November 19 massacre in the western town through the media. "I hope it (the U.S. investigation) will be fair for...

2006-06-02 03:03:07

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government will ask the United States for the investigative files into allegations that U.S. Marines killed Iraqi civilians in Haditha last year, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Friday. Asked if he would demand the files, Maliki told reporters without elaborating: "Yes." U.S. defense officials have said murder charges may be brought against Marines following an investigation into the deaths of 24 civilians in Haditha, which some commentators are...

2006-06-01 22:48:57

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - U.S. military prosecutors were expected to charge seven Marines and a Navy corpsman in the death of an Iraqi civilian, a defense attorney who represent two of the Americans said late on Thursday. Marine officials "told us charges would come Friday, but then let us know they probably will not release them until Monday," said attorney David Brahms, who declined to identify his clients. The eight men are being held in the brig at Camp Pendleton in the April 26...

2006-06-01 18:27:40

By Michael Georgy and Caren Bohan BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Thursday condemned as "a terrible crime" an alleged massacre of civilians by U.S. Marines and President George W. Bush promised a thorough independent investigation. U.S. military commanders ordered training over the next 30 days for their combat troops in Iraq that would highlight the "importance of adhering to legal, moral and ethical standards on the battlefield." Bush has...

2006-06-01 16:32:44

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Thursday pledged a thorough investigation into the killing of civilians at Haditha, an incident the White House said he learned of only when briefed by staff a month after a reporter asked about it. Bush has vowed to punish those responsible if a military inquiry verifies allegations that U.S. Marines rampaged through houses in the Iraqi town of Haditha on November 19 and fatally shot two dozen civilians, including women and...

2006-06-01 14:41:57

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush promised on Thursday a full and thorough investigation into the killing of civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha, an incident that he learned of only when briefed by staff a month after a reporter inquired about it. Bush has vowed to punish those responsible if a military inquiry verifies allegations that Marines rampaged through houses in Haditha on November 19 and shot 24 civilians, including women and children. "I'm...

2006-06-01 14:16:42

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush promised on Thursday a full and thorough investigation into the killing of civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha, an incident that he learned of only when briefed by staff a month after a reporter inquired about it. Bush has vowed to punish those responsible if a military inquiry verifies allegations that Marines rampaged through houses in Haditha on November 19 and shot 24 civilians, including women and children. "I'm...

2006-06-01 12:07:54

By Michael Georgy and Fredrik Dahl BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Thursday condemned as a terrible crime an alleged massacre of civilians by U.S. Marines last year. U.S. military commanders had ordered training over the next 30 days for their combat troops in Iraq that would highlight the "importance of adhering to legal, moral and ethical standards on the battlefield," a U.S. statement said. Maliki's coalition government said a national security...

2006-06-01 11:51:10

By Michael Georgy and Fredrik Dahl BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. military commanders in Iraq on Thursday ordered ethics training for combat troops, after accusations that Marines murdered unarmed civilians in an Iraqi town last year. The training over the next 30 days in "core warrior values" would highlight "the importance of adhering to legal, moral and ethical standards on the battlefield," a statement said. U.S. defense officials have said murder charges may be brought against...

2006-06-01 11:49:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush promised on Thursday that the White House would not interfere in the U.S. military's investigation of the killing of two dozen civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha. Bush has vowed to punish those responsible if the probe verifies allegations that Marines rampaged through houses in Haditha on November 19 and shot civilians, including women and children. "I'm not involved with the investigation," Bush told reporters following a Cabinet...


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