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WAR: US Troops Tortured Iraqis in Mosul, Documents Show

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posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 11:36 AM
It has emerged, from US Army documents, that prisoner abuse was more widespread than previously thought. It has been revealed that prisoners were beaten and intentionally mistreated at a camp near Mosul, Northern Iraq. Several prisoners have died, and many more have been complaining of intentional maltreatment at the hands of US soldiers.
BAGHDAD, March 26 (Reuters) - American soldiers tortured Iraqi prisoners at a military base in Mosul but nobody was court martialed over the abuse, U.S. army documents say.

The documents show that mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners was not confined to the Abu Ghraib jail, where abuse and sexual humiliation of inmates caused worldwide outrage last year.

An investigation by a U.S. officer after an Iraqi prisoner's jaw was broken at the base in Mosul found that "detainees were being systematically and intentionally mistreated" in late 2003.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

With US claims that prisoner abuse was confined to a small number of prisoners and committed by few US troops, this has raised new concerns about the extent of the problem.

Whilst I believe that the vast majority of US troops would not do such things, it remains to be seen wether this was committed by, or under the instruction of US intelligence services for the purpose of obtaining information.

If so, it could point to a systemic problem within the US Military with regards to prisoner abuse, and only enrage already high tempers within the Arab and Muslim community over the Iraq War and its fallout.

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[edit on 27/3/05 by stumason]

posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 12:06 PM
I cannot see nothing but speculation from Reuters.

The BBC say that no evidence was to say that US troops actually killed anyone. The two links take me to two different stories.

One is about a 65 year old held at unknown location. The other from Reuters goes on to speculate about alleged abuse from US soldiers.

One prison was based in Baghdad, the other in Mosul. Two different places. Two different stories. Both unfounded, hence no court martials.


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