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U.S. soldier kills 16 Afghans

March 11, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Incident deepens crisis between the two countries
BALANDI, Afghanistan (AP) An American soldier opened fire on villagers near his base in southern Afghanistan Sunday and killed 16 civilians, according to President Hamid Karzai, who called it an “assassination” and furiously demanded an explanation from Washington. Nine children and three women were among the dead. Continue Reading

Panetta assures Afghans of full probe of Marines

January 12, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WASHINGTON (AP) Pentagon leaders scrambled Thursday to contain damage from an Internet video purporting to show four Marines urinating on Taliban corpses an act that appears to violate international laws of warfare and put further strains on U.S.-Afghan relations. Continue Reading