BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – Eleven American soldiers have been charged with violation of military law in connection with alleged assaults on suspected insurgents captured in the Baghdad area, the U.S. command announced Saturday.

A U.S. statement said the charges, which were filed Wednesday, followed a complaint by a soldier assigned to Task Force Baghdad that “other soldiers had allegedly assaulted some suspected terrorists.”

“None of the insurgents required medical treatment for injuries related to the alleged assault,” the statement added. “Only one of the suspected terrorists remains in custody of coalition forces at this time.”

Names of the soldiers and their unit were not released, and the statement gave no further details of the alleged assaults.


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