By Barbara Starr
After months of U.S. military investigations into allegations that U.S. troops were involved in the killing of civilians in Afghanistan, the Army's Criminal Investigation Command has opened a criminal probe into the matter.
The investigation was sparked by evidence gathered in Afghanistan and provided to U.S. officials and the NATO alliance by the International Committee of the Red Cross, said Col. Jane Crichton, a spokeswoman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.
The Red Cross' information was provided to criminal investigators on July 17 and an investigation was opened the same day, she said.
In a written statement, the Red Cross said it heard about the allegations and submitted its concerns to "relevant authorities."FULL STORY