US army chief says US tried to stop prisoner abuse in Iraq

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October 25, 2010 21:42

 
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General George Casey, the US Army chief of staff said Monday that US forces tried to stop prisoner abuse by Iraqi authorities, denying suggestions in documents released by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, AFP reported.

The top US army chief said there was "some suggestion in the press reports that we turned a blind eye on Iraqi prisoner abuse."

"That's just not the case. Our policy all along was when American soldiers encountered prisoner abuse, it was to stop it and then report it immediately up the American chain of command and up the Iraqi chain of command," he told reporters.

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