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2006-06-21 13:07:25

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will charge seven Marines and a Navy corpsman with murder and other crimes in the April 26 killing of an Iraqi civilian in a village west of Baghdad, a defense official said on Wednesday. The charges include murder, kidnapping, conspiracy, making false official statements and larceny, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the charges have not yet been announced. The incident took place in the town of...

2006-06-21 12:49:39

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will charge seven Marines and a Navy corpsman with murder and other crimes in the April 26 killing of an Iraqi civilian in a village west of Baghdad, a defense official said on Wednesday. The charges include murder, kidnapping, conspiracy, making false official statements and larceny, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the charges have not yet been announced. The incident took place in the town of...

2006-06-21 11:37:44

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military will charge seven Marines and a Navy corpsman with murder and other charges on Wednesday in the April 26 killing of an Iraqi civilian, a U.S. defense official said. The charges include murder, kidnapping, conspiracy, making false official statements and larceny, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the charges have not yet been announced. The incident took place in the town of Hamdania and is a...

2006-06-21 10:47:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps will announce criminal charges on Wednesday against troops in the April 26 killing of an Iraqi civilian in a case in which seven Marines and a Navy corpsman are being held in pretrial confinement, a U.S. defense official said. The Marines plan to hold a news conference at Camp Pendleton, California, at 4 p.m. (1 p.m. PDT) to announce the charges, said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official did not give the names of...

2006-06-19 14:11:26

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Monday three U.S. soldiers had been charged over the deaths of three male prisoners north of Baghdad on May 9. It said the soldiers, the most senior a non-commissioned officer, faced charges including "murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, communicating a threat, and obstructing justice." It was not clear whether all three faced the murder charge. "Three members of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division have been charged in...

2006-06-19 13:46:04

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Monday three U.S. soldiers had been charged over the deaths of three male prisoners in Iraq on May 9. It said the soldiers faced charges including "murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, communicating a threat, and obstructing justice." It was not immediately clear whether all three faced the murder charge. "Three members of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division have been charged in connection with the deaths of three male...

2006-06-16 21:30:42

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The military has loosened the conditions under which it is confining seven Marines and a Navy corpsman as it investigates the fatal shooting of an Iraqi civilian in April, the U.S. Marine Corps said on Friday. The service members, held in pretrial confinement at the Camp Pendleton brig in California since May 24, had been in "maximum" custody, restrained with handcuffs attached to a leather belt and leg cuffs any time leaving their cells,...

2006-06-16 14:24:00

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A probe into whether U.S. Marines lied about the killing of up to 24 Iraqis in the city of Haditha last year is complete and a top commander is reviewing its findings, the U.S. military said on Friday. Lieutenant General Peter Chiarelli, head of U.S. ground forces in Iraq, received the findings of the investigation and would either approve them, add his own conclusions or request more information from the investigating officer. A separate Naval Criminal...

2006-06-16 13:45:07

Makes clear in first paragraph that the probe in question is into allegations that the circumstances of the killings were covered up, not into the killings themselves. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A probe into whether U.S. Marines covered up the circumstances in which up to 24 Iraqis were killed in the city of Haditha last year is complete and a top commander is reviewing it, the U.S. military said on Friday. Lieutenant-General Peter Chiarelli, commander of U.S. ground forces in Iraq,...

2006-06-16 13:52:58

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A probe into whether U.S. Marines covered up the circumstances in which up to 24 Iraqis were killed in the city of Haditha last year is complete and a top commander is reviewing it, the U.S. military said on Friday. Lieutenant General Peter Chiarelli, head of U.S. ground forces in Iraq, received the findings of the investigation and would either approve them, add his own conclusions or request more information from the investigating officer. A separate Naval...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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