Thursday, August 10, 2006


Officers Allegedly Pushed 'Kill Counts'

officer pushed kill counts, encouraged racism

Officers Allegedly Pushed 'Kill Counts'

Investigators believe the leaders of a unit accused in Iraq detainee deaths fueled a climate of hate.

By Borzou Daragahi and Julian E. Barnes
Times Staff Writers

August 3 2006

BAGHDAD ; Military prosecutors and investigators probing the killing of three Iraqi detainees by U.S. troops in May believe the unit's commanders created an atmosphere of excessive violence by encouraging "kill counts" and possibly issuing an illegal order to shoot Iraqi men.

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