LA Times Publishes New Photos of U.S. Soldiers With Corpses

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A year ago, the United States was coping the publication of photos of grisly war crimes depicting American soldiers with body parts of Afghan civilians. One of the soldiers was Pfc. Andrew Holmes of Boise. Holmes was ultimately sentenced to seven years in prison for killing an unarmed 15-year-old Afghan boy in January 2010. Holmes was one of six soldiers accused of being part of a so-called "killed team," slaying Afghan civilians while deployed in Kandahar Province.

This morning, the Los Angeles Times published new photos of other U.S. troops in Afghanistan posing with the bodies of dead Afghan suicide bombers. The photos, taken in 2010, show soldiers posing with dismembered body parts of insurgent corpses.

A soldier from the Armys 82nd Airborne Division with the body of an Afghan insurgent killed while trying to plant a roadside bomb. The photo is one of 18 provided to The Times of U.S. soldiers posing with corpses.
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  • A soldier from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division with the body of an Afghan insurgent killed while trying to plant a roadside bomb. The photo is one of 18 provided to the Times of U.S. soldiers posing with corpses.


U.S. officials strongly condemned the photos and the Pentagon confirmed that it has launched a criminal investigation into the matter.