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Two US Soldiers Charged In Killing Of Iraqi Civilian


The U.S. military says it has filed charges against two U.S. soldiers in the killing of an Iraqi civilian last February.

The military said Sunday Specialist Nathan B. Lynn was charged with voluntary manslaughter for allegedly shooting an unarmed man February 15.

The military says Lynn and Sergeant Milton Ortiz were charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly conspiring with another soldier who has been accused of placing an AK-47 near the body of the mortally wounded man.

Ortiz has also been charged with assault in a separate incident in March.

The U.S. military has come under scrutiny concerning a number of incidents of abuse of Iraqis since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, and Reuters.
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