Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Former US private charged with rape and killing victim's family in Iraq

The Guardian reports on another prosecution of US soldiers following a brutal attack on civilians in Iraq

"The Pentagon said yesterday it had charged a former US soldier with raping and killing a young woman in Iraq and killing three members of her family in what may prove one of the most incendiary war crimes investigations since the invasion in 2003. Steven Green, 21, and a former private with the US army's 101st Airborne Division, based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was charged under military law with four counts of murder and one of rape."