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ABUSE CRISIS: US troops kill two at Abu Ghraib

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posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 11:22 PM
A disturbance at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad has left two Iraqi prisoners dead they were killed by US troops, When trouble began and the guards saw a large group attacking a fellow inmate.

It is not clear what sparked off the trouble which left five other detainees injured, the US military statement said, without specifying how they were wounded.

The US military said guards had issued verbal warnings to stop the riot in which detainees were using stones and tent poles against the fellow inmate and lethal force was authorised.

However, the situation continued to escalate and the number of detainees involved swelled to over 200 "resulting in the use of non-lethal rounds to disperse the group".

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Looks like more bad press for the Us Troops as if they didn't already have enough to put up with the abuse of Iraqi prisoners. This goes and happens
I also heard that there had been attempts to escape and minor skirmish’s before and this is the first time lethal force had been used I'm not going to be surprised if the death toll doesn't rise.

[edit on 19/8/2004 by SE7EN]


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