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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Contradictions Cloud Inquiry Into Haditha

What really happened in Haditha on November 19, 2005? On that day, marines killed 24 Iraqi civilians, including 10 women and children and an elderly man in a wheelchair. But how and why it happened and who ultimately bears responsibility are matters of profound dispute. Interviews with marines who were present that day or their lawyers, Iraqi residents who witnessed the attack and military investigators provide broadly conflicting accounts of the killings.



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