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Documents Reveal US Military Tried to Cover-Up Iraqi Prisoner Abuse

A civil liberties group says it has obtained documents that allegedly show U.S. military forces tried to suppress reports about the abuse of Iraqi prisoners.

The documents - released by the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday - say staff members of the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) witnessed several incidents of abuse, including prisoners being assaulted, deprived of sleep and humiliated.

The documents also included complaints that DIA personnel had their e-mails monitored by special forces, and were ordered "not to talk to anyone in the U.S." about what they witnessed.

The ACLU obtained the documents after a federal court ordered the Pentagon to comply with a year-old request under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.

Some information for this report provided by AP.