US-Trained Iraqi Forces Investigated for War Crimes

U.S.-trained and armed Iraqi military units, the key to the American strategy against ISIS, are under investigation for committing some of the same atrocities as the terror group, American and Iraqi officials told ABC News. Some Iraqi units have already been cut off from U.S. assistance over “credible” human rights violations, according to a senior military official on the Pentagon’s Joint Staff.

The investigation, being conducted by the Iraqi government, was launched after officials were confronted with numerous allegations of “war crimes,” based in part on dozens of ghastly videos and still photos that appear to show uniformed soldiers from some of Iraq’s most elite units and militia members massacring civilians, torturing and executing prisoners, and displaying severed heads.

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  • winniec

    But war crimes–human rights violations–atrocities–are normative Islam, rather than aberrations!

    “The Messenger of God was brought a Jew who said to him, “I have seen Kinanah walk around this ruin every morning.” The Messenger of God said to Kinanah: “What do you say? If we find it in your possession, I will kill you. “All right he answered. The Messenger of God commanded that the ruin should be dug up, and some of the treasure was extracted from it. Then he asked him for the rest of it. Kinanah refused to surrender it, so the Messenger of God gave orders concerning him to al-Zubayr b. al-‘Awwam, saying, “Torture him until you root out what he has.” Al-Zubayr kept twirling his firestick in his breast until Kinanah almost expired [died]; then the Messenger of God gave him to Muhammad b. Maslamah, who beheaded him to avenge his brother Mahmud b. Maslamah.” al-Tabari vol.8 p.122

    • Norman_In_New_York

      War crimes are normative for that part of the world going back to ancient times. The Assyrians, whose ruins are now under ISIS demolition orders, were notorious for their cruelty.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Our faith in Muslims has been betrayed again!

    • Freedom

      The only ones to trust in Iraq are the Kurds in the north.

  • andycanuck

    Beheading the beheaders is only okay if the beheader beheaders aren’t financed by the West.

  • TotallyPeeved

    You can’t stop a koranimal from committing atrocities. Except with a bullet.