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Baghdad (Iraq)

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  • Families of the 372nd tormented by stories of POW abuses in Iraq

    CUMBERLAND - For months, members of the 372nd Military Police Company harbored a terrible secret. The Army Reserve unit based near here - whose service in Iraq made many of its members hometown heroes - had boasted six months ago of its credentials for a...
  • Lack of training, stress are blamed in abuse of Iraqis

    WASHINGTON - One of the Maryland soldiers facing a court-martial for allegedly abusing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners was identified yesterday by Army officials as Sgt. Javal S. Davis, a Morgan State graduate whose wife said he was in "a very stressful"...
  • Soldiers' story shifts from pride to shame

    When the American military took over Saddam Hussein's prisons a year ago, they inherited a system in shambles, haunted by a legacy of torture, abuse and murder. But by last December, Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski told a Florida newspaper, the transition to...
  • Army report finds worse POW abuse

    WASHINGTON - As new details emerged yesterday about allegations that reservists based in Western Maryland had tortured Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, the Army expanded its investigation into the "manner of interrogation" employed by...
  • Army faults leadership for abuse of prisoners

    A massive, systemic failure of leadership helped set the stage for the torture and humiliation of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad that has evoked international shock and condemnation. The Army's prison command structure had confused lines...
  • Army report points to training flaws at prison

    WASHINGTON - When soldiers from a Western Maryland military police unit arrived at Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad last fall to take up guard duties, there was a problem: They had never been trained in handling prisoners or running a corrections...
  • Army reveals wider abuse investigation

    WASHINGTON - The Army is pursuing criminal investigations into the deaths of 10 prisoners and the abuse of 10 others in Iraq and Afghanistan, Army officials said yesterday. The disclosures made clear that suspected abuses by U.S. soldiers go well...
  • General links detention and interrogation

    The two-star Army general charged with reforming the notorious Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, Iraq, in light of the growing abuse scandal involving Western Maryland reservists said in a report last fall that military detention facilities should serve...
  • Bush tries to quell Muslim uproar

    WASHINGTON - In an attempt to quell the uproar in the Muslim world over American mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners, President Bush assured an Arabic language television network yesterday that "people will be held to account" for the "horrible" and...
  • U.S. humiliation has overshadowed Hussein's horrors

    ABU GHRAIB, Iraq - The regime of Saddam Hussein sent Amr Abdul Atif to Abu Ghraib prison in 1999 for forging passports. The American military sent him there again in February for offenses yet to be made public. He is 34, the father of three boys. He...
  • Soldiers' warnings ignored

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The two military intelligence soldiers, assigned interrogation duties at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, were young, relatively new to the Army and had only one day of training on how to pry information from high-value prisoners....
  • Shiite militiamen in Iraq kill scores of Sunni worshipers at mosque

    Shiite militiamen in Iraq kill scores of Sunni worshipers at mosque
    Shiite Muslim militiamen on Friday stormed a Sunni mosque in eastern Iraq and opened fire, killing scores of worshipers, residents and Iraqi officials said, in a sign of growing sectarian violence stemming from the rise of the Islamic State militant...