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U.S. Soldier Sentenced for Shooting Afghans

December 02, 2010
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A U.S. Army medic has been sentenced to nine months in prison after pleading guilty to shooting at unarmed Afghan civilians. Staff Sergeant Robert Stevens is the first to be court-martialed of 12 U.S. soldiers accused of belonging to a secret "kill team" in Afghanistan. The soldiers are accused of attacking Afghan civilians at random and collecting their fingers as trophies. On Wednesday, Stevens admitted to opening fire on two Afghan farmers for no reason. He received a lenient sentence in return for agreeing to testify against other accused soldiers.


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