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UN calls reports of Afghan abuses 'unacceptable'

[JURIST] The United Nations has repeated its statements that abuses by coalition forces in Afghanistan are "totally unacceptable" and an "affront to the work of the international community in Afghanistan" after Australian TV broadcast video last week showing US soldiers allegedly burning the bodies of two Afghan Taliban prisoners and inciting the Taliban by calling them "cowardly dogs." US forces were first accused of abusing Afghan prisoners [JURIST report] in May. The Pentagon has said it will conduct an investigation [JURIST report] into the burning reports and Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered his defense ministry to commence its own investigation. AFP has more.

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