Murder in Haditha
After an investigation into the shooting incident in Haditha on November 19th, 2005, where 24 civilians including women and children were shot by marines, it has been concluded that they were indeed shot deliberately. Another investigation is underway to decide if officers helped cover up the massacre.
This comes as other investigations are underway into yet more killings by marines in Iraq.
TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. soldiers charged with murdering three detainees in Iraq smiled before carrying out the shootings and threatened to kill another soldier if he informed on them, a military court heard on Wednesday.Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has stated that they will take over all security duties from the US and other foreign troops by the end of the year. This is good news, but where will the mighty US war machine go to then?