U.S soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians evacuated from Afghanistan
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U.S soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians evacuated from Afghanistan

Kabul : Afghanistan | Mar 15, 2012 at 3:57 AM PDT
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An American soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians, was evacuated from Afghanistan,relocate the sergeant, whose name is kept secret, made commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF), General John Allen .Where it will be delivered to the sergeant, not reported.

Until now, sergeant, staged a massacre in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, was detained on the same military base where he served. In accordance with agreements between Washington and Kabul, he could only be brought before an American court.

The U.S. military on the night of March 11 left the base, where he served, and then went to a nearby village, where he opened fire on Afghans sleeping. Almost immediately after the incident, the shooter was arrested. It is possible that a soldier could commit a crime while intoxicated.

The incident also sparked a new wave of anti-American protests in Afghanistan. Participants of the shares, among other things called for judge of the U.S. military in Afghanistan, making the process open.

Earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama promised Afghan President Hamid Karzai to thoroughly investigate the incident and punish the guilty. The Pentagon did not rule out that the murderer awaiting execution.

Source :Reuters

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US troops in Afghanistan's Kandahar district in May 2010
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Falconcrest is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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