Zusammen mit seinen Kameraden setzte er dann das Haus in Brand, um die Tat zu vertuschen. Five soldiers of the six-man unit responsible for the checkpoint left theirposts for the Qasim farmhouse.⁹ (The sixth, Sergeant Anthony W. Retrieved 2006-10-20. Barrouquere, Brett (2009-04-27).
Weltkrieg zu spät zu kommen: „Verhandeln kann man mit Russland nur, wenn man Stärke zeigt“, sagte der Mann vor der Verlegung seiner Truppen nach Polen und ins Baltikum. S.traffic checkpoint,⁵ southwest of the village of Yusufiyah, which lies westof the larger township of Al-Mahmudiyah (in the coalition-termed area„Triangle of Death“).⁶ According to her neighbours, Abeer spent most of her days at home, as herparents would not allow her to go to school because of security concerns. On June 22, 2006, the rape and the murders came to light when Watt revealedthem during a psychological health counseling session. May 8, 2009. Iraqi Television Treatment of Reported Rape, Killing of Iraqi Girl Iraqi television stations on July 5, 2006 Zoroya, Gregg (September 13, 2006). USA Today. Federal court to try ex-soldier on Iraq charges Archived March 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Archived from the original on June 28, 2006. „Beheading Desecration Video of Dead U. Watt stated that heasked to speak with a mental health counselor because he wanted to bypasswhat he thought would be a skeptical command structure and get an audiencewith Army investigators.¹³ Green had been honorably discharged from the Army on May 16, 2006, beforethe crime was recognized, with „antisocial personality disorder“.¹⁴ The FBIassumed jurisdiction for the crime committed by Green under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act¹⁵ and charged him with the killings.¹⁴ Alleged 2006 retaliation On July 10, the Mujahideen Shura Council (now a part of the Islamic State)released a graphic video showing the bodies of Pfcs. This video was accompanied by a statement saying that the group carried outthe killings as „revenge for our sister who was dishonored by a soldier ofthe same brigade.“¹⁶ ¹⁷ The Washington Post reports that Charles Babineauand two comrades from the same unit were captured and killed by militants amonth after the rape.¹⁸ ¹⁹ Local Iraqi officials, and American officials,denied the killing of the GIs was an act of retaliation, because the GIswere killed days before the revelation leaked out that American soldiershad committed the rape and murder in Mahmudiyah. Yribe, wascharged with failing to report the attack but did not otherwiseparticipate). „Former soldier at center of murder of Iraqi family dies after suicide attempt“, com, February 18, 2014; retrieved February 19, 2014. CNN. Retrieved 2006-10-20. „Judge in Rape-Murder Case Denies Gag Order“. Of the five, four of the soldiers were alleged to havedirectly perpetrated the attack, while Howard acted as lookout. „Ex-soldier pleads not guilty to rape, murder: Former Army private accused of raping woman, killing family“. Retrieved 2006-07-06. „MOTION TO RESTRAIN PARTIES AND OTHER TRIAL PARTICIPANTS FROM MAKING EXTRAJUDICIAL STATEMENTS OF INFLAMMATORY OR PREJUDICIAL NATURE“ (PDF). These Iraqi soldiersconveyed this information to Abeer’s uncle, who viewed the bodies.
This lieprevented the event from being recognized as a crime or widely reportedamidst the widespread violence occurring in Iraq at that time.⁷ ¹² On June 16, a checkpoint manned by soldiers in the perpetrators‘ unit wasattacked and overrun. Retrieved 1 December 2014. Mujahidin Shura Council Links US Soldiers Killing to ‚Rape‘ of Iraqi Girl Islamic Renewal Organization website via Open Source.gov, July 11, 2006.
In jenem Krieg, in dem die USA ordentlich Stärke zeigte und etwa eine halbe Million Iraker vom Leben zum Tod befreite. From their checkpoint, the soldiers would often watch Abeer doing herchores and tending the garden. Retrieved 2009-05-23. „Ex-soldier could face death over Iraq murders, rape“.
Die Airborne-Division ist jene tapfere Truppe, deren Mitglieder am 12. The neighbors had warned Abeer’s father ofthis, but he replied it was not a problem as she was just a small girl.⁶ Abeer’s brother Mohammed (who along with his younger brother was at schoolat the time of the killings and thus survived) recalls that the soldiersoften searched the house. Retrieved 2009-05-23. „Prosecution rests in trial for Iraq crimes“.
Specialist David Babineau was killed and Pfcs Thomas Lowell Tucker and Kristian Menchaca were captured, tortured, and killed. (subscription required) Ellen Knickmeyer; Joshua Partlow (2006-07-10).
When Yribe heard this, he told Pfc Justin Watt that Green was a murderer.
From the perspective of theinsurgency, whether or not they had evidence or confessions to prove theguilt of the US soldiers, the accusation alone was a propaganda victory.