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US soldiers charged with assaulting suspect insurgents in Baghdad

[JURIST] The US military command in Iraq Saturday announced charges against eleven US soldiers [Multi-National Force statement] for violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice by assaulting several suspected insurgents. The charges were filed Wednesday and came after another soldier provided information on the alleged abuse. The Army's Criminal Investigation Division. [official website] is investigating to determine if the troops will be court-martialed. No medical treatment was necessary for the suspects allegedly assaulted, and only one of the "suspected terrorists" is still being detained. The military has not yet released the names of the eleven US troops. AP has more.

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