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UPDATE ~ Guantanamo inquiry shows 5 Koran mishandling cases

[JURIST] Following up an an report yesterday in JURIST's Paper Chase, US military investigators have now identified five incidents in which the Koran was mishandled by US personnel at Guantanamo Bay but have not found any hard evidence that the holy book had been flushed down a toilet. According to a statement from prison commander Brig. Gen. Jay Hood Thursday, three of the mishandling incidents appeared to be deliberate while two were accidental. Two Guantanamo soldiers involved have been disciplined. Reuters has more.

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