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March 28, 2023

US Army apologises over new Afghanistan abuse images

The US Army has apologised for any distress caused after new images of US troops posing with the bodies of Afghan civilians were published in a magazine. In a statement, the US Army said the photos in Rolling Stone magazine were disturbing and contrary to its values, the CNN informs. Similar photos appeared in German paper Der Spiegel last week. The killings apparently took place early last year. The US Army is in the midst of courts martial of those allegedly involved, one of whom was jailed last week. According to executive editor Eric Bates, Rolling Stone magazine obtained about 150 photos in all, and posted 17 of them on its website. Also posted are two videos allegedly showing US attacks on Afghans. Responding to their publication, the US Army said it would “relentlessly” pursue the truth, no matter how difficult or lengthy the investigation.

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