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Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 September, 2004, 14:23 GMT 15:23 UK
US soldiers charged with murder
US soldier stands guard in central Baghdad
The men were operating in and around Baghdad
Two American soldiers have been charged with the premeditated murder of three Iraqi civilians, the US military says.

The men have been named as Michael Williams and Brent May, both members of the 1st Cavalry division.

The US military says no further information will be released, as the army's Criminal Investigation Division is still looking into the case.

US military investigators have launched several probes into the wrongful deaths of Iraqis since last year's invasion.

Some have been related to the deaths of prisoners, others to civilians killed during US military operations.

One British soldier also faces a murder charge, in connection with the death of a civilian near Basra last year.



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