2012-08-28 20:50:51

US soldiers avoid criminal charges in Quran burning, desecration of Afghan corpses

US soldiers in Afghanistan were disciplined Monday for their participation in two major scandals—the burning of Qurans in February, and the desecration of Afghan corpses, which was filmed last summer and posted online. The nine soldiers, whose names the Defense Department will not release, were given administrative punishments, with no criminal charges. The decision comes as attacks coming from within Afghan security forces or police have increased, straining relations in the region. FSRN’s Alice Ollstein reports.

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