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2006-06-11 12:07:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sergeant who led a squad of U.S. Marines accused of killing 24 Iraqi civilians at Haditha told his lawyer the unit did not intentionally target civilians, followed rules of engagement and did not try to cover up the incident, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.

2006-06-10 23:53:46

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sergeant who led a squad of U.S. Marines accused of killing 24 Iraqi civilians at Haditha told his lawyer the unit did not intentionally target civilians, followed rules of engagement and did not try to cover up the incident, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.

2006-06-09 08:01:19

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Presbyterian minister who was an embedded reporter with his son's U.S. Marine company, which is accused of killing 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, said soldiers in private moments gave no indication anything horrible happened in the town.

2006-06-07 18:31:11

By Akiko Fujita TACOMA, Washington (Reuters) - A U.S. Army officer said on Wednesday that fighting in the war in Iraq would make him "party to war crimes" and he would not go. First Lt.

2006-06-07 15:19:28

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Marine Corps on Wednesday took responsibility for ensuring his troops are properly trained, but said he would not resign over a suspected massacre of Iraqi civilians in November. "I serve at the pleasure of the president.

2006-06-07 05:24:29

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Marines, fighting in some of the most violent territory in Iraq, often battle their own frustrations as much as the enemy in a guerrilla war against an adversary who blends easily into the local population.

2006-06-06 19:08:01

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The lawyer for a Navy corpsman held with seven Marines over the death of an Iraqi civilian criticized military detention tactics on Tuesday and what he called a "rush to justice" by U.S. politicians.

2006-06-06 15:28:34

By Sue Pleming and Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators demanded on Tuesday that the Bush administration swiftly establish what happened in Haditha where U.S. Marines are suspected of killing 24 unarmed Iraqis.

2006-06-06 11:08:31

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior State Department official on Tuesday played down tough criticism by Iraq's prime minister over the Haditha incident, saying "I wouldn't make too much out of" the remarks.

2006-06-03 09:31:42

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marine commanders in Iraq knew within two days of the killings in Haditha in November that gunfire, not a roadside bomb, had killed Iraqi civilians but they saw no reason to investigate further, The New York Times reported on Saturday.


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