November 7th, 2013
06:00 PM ET

Army opens criminal investigation into killings of Afghan civilians

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."

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. George patton

    Is anything good going to come out of this investigation over these killings or will this just be another whitewash to cover them up? Let's all hope that the former comes true!

    November 7, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Reply
    • George patton

      Here's this jerk again, doing his best to tear down Gen. George Patton's good name by posting his nonsense under it for his own personal amusement!

      November 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Reply
      • Steve


        November 7, 2013 at 8:50 pm |
      • WERTWERT32452345

        Thank you, Phunnie boy. I tend to agree with the true Goerge patton above. I too somehow doubt if anything good will come out of this investigation but hopefully I'm wrong. If I am, many these guys can be brought to justice. Too bad that it will never happen to George W. Bush or Barack Obama.

        November 8, 2013 at 9:24 am |

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