Friday, August 25, 2006

US Army reviewing combat deaths


The US Army is to conduct a review of several hundred deaths of its soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The move comes in response to complaints from families of those who died that they have not always been given accurate information.

In one high-profile case, the family of former American football star Pat Tillman were told he had been killed by enemy fire in Afghanistan.

Corp Tillman died in friendly fire but the truth took five weeks to emerge.

The review will compare initial reports of casualties since 2001 with the results of follow-up investigations to check for discrepancies. .......

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