Thursday, October 20, 2005

US probe into 'Taleban burnings'

The US military says it will investigate claims that US soldiers publicly burnt the bodies of two Taleban fighters in Afghanistan.

It comes after an Australian TV station broadcast footage of what appear to be US soldiers burning the bodies.

The footage shows other troops apparently taunting residents of a nearby village, which they believed to be harbouring the Taleban.

The act of burning corpses is a violation of Islamic tradition.

The US military has condemned the alleged acts, saying they will be "aggressively investigated".

"This alleged action is repugnant to our common values, is contrary to our commands-approved tactical operating procedures, and is not sanctioned by this command," spokesman Maj Gen Jason Kamiya said.

5 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

I got one comming out on this soon. I think this time, someone stepped in it.

October 20, 2005 6:44 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

I have now seen the video , it seems genuine , but i will still hold fire until i hear the other side

October 20, 2005 8:56 pm  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

I dont think there is another side. If there was, the Pentagon and the govn't wouldnt sit on it and allow this to spread. I think our boys fucked up.

October 20, 2005 10:11 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

agreed

October 20, 2005 10:19 pm  
Blogger K. Ron Silkwood said...

*sigh*

October 21, 2005 5:34 am  

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