Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Leaked Afghan reports “contain war crimes evidence on U.S.”

Leaked U.S. army papers from Afghanistan contain evidence of possible war crimes that must be urgently probed, the founder of the website said.

World Bulletin, July 26, 2010

Thousands of leaked U.S. military papers from Afghanistan contain evidence of possible war crimes that must be urgently investigated, the founder of the whistle-blowing website that published the papers said.

Julian Assange, who set up Wikileaks to expose perceived unethical behaviour by government and business, accused U.S. forces of covering up civilian deaths and said sections of the vast collection of secret papers supported such accusations.

His website has published 76,000 military reports covering the Afghan conflict between 2004 and 2010, and has promised to release thousands more in the coming weeks.

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