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Iraq to reopen probe into U.S. executions detailed by WikiLeaks

Iraqi officials said Friday that following revleations by anti-secrecy website Wikileaks, they plan to reopen an investigation into a series of shootings allegedly carried out by U.S. soldiers in 2006. According to a diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks, U.S. troops massacred an Iraqi family in the town of Ishaqi in…

WikiLeaks cable: U.S. troops handcuffed, shot Iraqi children in raid

According to a diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks, U.S. troops massacred an Iraqi family in the town of Ishaqi in 2006, handcuffing and then shooting 11 people in the head including a woman in her 70′s and five children ages five and under. McClatchy is reporting that the soldiers then…

UN human rights expert: CIA drone strikes violate laws of war

The use of drones by U.S. intelligence agencies to target suspected militants in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere lacks the accountability required under international law, a U.N. human rights expert said Friday. Philip Alston, a New York University law professor, will call next week for new international rules to govern the…

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