Reported atrocities by Iraqi forces could risk aid under US law

By REUTERS
March 12, 2015 01:23

 
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WASHINGTON - Reported atrocities by Iraqi soldiers could risk some US aid under a law forbidding assistance to those responsible for human rights abuses if they are confirmed, a key senator cautioned on Wednesday.

ABC News reported that some US-trained units are under investigation for committing some of the same atrocities as the Islamic State, citing an unnamed Pentagon official.

ABC said the investigation, conducted by the Iraqi government, was launched after officials were confronted with allegations of war crimes based partly on videos and photos that appear to show uniformed soldiers massacring civilians, torturing and executing prisoners and displaying severed heads.

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