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2006-08-01 14:28:13

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - A military court opened a preliminary hearing on Tuesday to determine whether four U.S. soldiers charged over the deaths of three male prisoners in Iraq will face court martials. They have been charged with premeditated murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, communicating a threat, and obstructing justice in the killings in or around May 9 north of Baghdad. Premeditated murder charges can bring the death penalty under U.S. military law. The Article 32 hearing...

2006-08-01 12:52:00

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A military court opened a preliminary hearing in Baghdad on Tuesday to determine whether four U.S. soldiers charged over the deaths of three male prisoners in Iraq will face court martials. They have already been charged with murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, communicating a threat, and obstructing justice in the killings in or around May 9 north of Baghdad. The Article 32 hearing comes at a sensitive time when the military is investigating other cases of...

2006-07-23 01:32:12

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military has cleared a soldier of unlawfully killing an Iraqi civilian after investigators concluded Specialist Nathan Lynn had reason to believe the man was carrying a gun when he opened fire. Charges were brought against Lynn last month at a time when several murder investigations into U.S. troops in Iraq have prompted questions about their behavior and complaints from the new Iraqi government about a culture of impunity among...

2006-07-09 16:15:06

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Five U.S. soldiers were charged in a rape and multiple murder case that has outraged Iraqis, as documents obtained by Reuters on Sunday showed the rape victim was aged 14, and not over 20 as U.S. officials have said. Days after former private Steven Green was charged as a civilian in a U.S. court with rape and four murders, four serving soldiers were charged with the same offences, the U.S. military said in statement. It did not name the...

2006-07-09 11:32:59

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Five U.S. soldiers were charged in a rape and multiple murder case that has outraged Iraqis, as documents obtained by Reuters on Sunday showed the rape victim was a minor aged just 14, and not over 20 as U.S. officials say. Days after former private Steven Green was charged as a civilian in a U.S. court with rape and four murders, four serving soldiers were charged with the same offences, the U.S. military said in statement that did not name...

2006-07-09 11:16:47

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Five U.S. soldiers were charged in a rape and multiple murder case that has outraged Iraqis, as documents obtained by Reuters on Sunday showed the rape victim was a minor aged just 14, and not over 20 as U.S. officials say. Days after former private Steven Green was charged as a civilian in a U.S. court with rape and four murders, four serving soldiers were charged with the same offences, the U.S. military said in statement that did not name...

2006-07-09 12:00:38

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Five U.S. soldiers were charged in a rape and multiple murder case that has outraged Iraqis, as documents obtained by Reuters on Sunday showed the rape victim was a minor aged just 14, and not over 20 as U.S. officials say. Days after former private Steven Green was charged as a civilian in a U.S. court with rape and four murders, four serving soldiers were charged with the same offences, the U.S. military said in statement that did not name...

2006-07-08 14:18:27

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Commanders can expect a "day of pain" once the top U.S. general in Iraq reviews a report that finds they failed to act on complaints their troops killed 24 civilians at Haditha, a U.S. military official said on Saturday. The report into whether officers failed to investigate or even covered up for Marines accused by Iraqis of killing men, women and children in cold blood was passed to General George Casey on Friday, the military said in a...

2006-07-08 05:42:26

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. military report passed to the commander in Iraq on Friday found Marine officers failed to respond properly to conflicting reports of the killings of up to 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha last year, an official said. "The Marines will go through their day of pain," the military official said, on condition of anonymity, when asked about possible disciplinary action against the unit involved. A separate murder inquiry is looking at the...

2006-07-07 21:50:36

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. military report found that senior Marine officers failed to investigate conflicting and false reports of the killings of up to 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha last year, U.S. media reported on Friday. Despite evidence that initial reports the civilians died in a roadside bomb attack were false, the investigation found that no Marine officer in the chain of command questioned the original account despite several "red flags," CBS News said. The New York Times...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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