Iraq war logs

US turns a blind eye to systematic torture and murder by its Iraqi allies

The Guardian, October 22 2010
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American authorities in Iraq have failed to investigate hundreds of reports of detainees being abused, tortured, raped and even murdered by soldiers and police working with coalition forces.

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How a US order gave Iraqi security forces a licence to torture and rape

The Guardian, October 22 2010

A prisoner was kneeling on the ground, blindfolded and handcuffed, when an Iraqi soldier walked over to him and kicked him in the neck. A US marine sergeant was watching and reported the incident, which was duly recorded and judged to be valid. The outcome: "No investigation required."

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Evidence of UK and US troops joining Iraqis in abuse of detainees

Published by The Guardian, October 22 2010

The war logs contain multiple reports of the abuse of detainees by coalition soldiers although they are neither as clear nor as alarming as the evidence of abuse by Iraqi forces.

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