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U.S. soldier describes killing 16 Afghan civilians

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  • Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who is charged with slaughtering 16 villagers in one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan War, pleaded guilty Wednesday in an attempt to avoid the death penalty.

      Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who is charged with slaughtering 16 villagers in one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan War, pleaded guilty Wednesday in an attempt to avoid the death penalty.
    Associated Press/August 2011

 
Associated Press

The american soldier accused of killing 16 afghan civilians, many of them women and children who were asleep in their villages, pleaded guilty to murder wednesday and acknowledged to a judge that there was "not a good reason in this world" for his actions.

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