Al-Qaida posts clip of US troops being tortured

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September 23, 2006 23:05

 
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An al-Qaida-linked group posted a Web video Saturday purporting to show the bodies of two American soldiers being dragged behind a truck, then set on fire in apparent retaliation for the rape-slaying of a young Iraqi woman by US troops from the same unit. The Mujahedeen Shura Council posted another video in June showing the soldiers' mutilated bodies, and claiming it killed them. It was impossible to identify the bodies, but the footage was likely of Pfc. Kristian Menchaca, 23, of Houston and Pfc. Thomas Tucker, 25, of Madras, Ore., who went missing after being attacked by insurgents on June 16 at a checkpoint south of Baghdad. Their remains were found three days later.

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