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The Third Geneva Convention, the section of the 1949 treaty that applies to prisoners of war, says "persons taking no active part in the hostilities, including members of armed forces who have laid down their arms and those placed hors de combat (out of combat) by sickness, wounds, detention, or any other cause, shall in all circumstances be treated humanely."
Originally posted by Crash
If it was the US Marine in that situation being shot i can tell you the Mid East would be most likley cheering in the streets
Originally posted by flycatch
Did you see the miniseries shown of TV this past year? There was more than one episode where German soliders where killed either surrendering or in captivity. Right or wrong this happens during a declared or undeclared war.
Originally posted by Nerdling
It was also reported that the Marine raid on the Mosque had caused the death of a soldier who was checking if the wounded fighters were dead, it is believed he was ambushed by them.