Secret files released on Wikileaks reveal US ignored torture





A new trove of secret documents released by the Wikileaks website has revealed that the US military routinely turned a blind eye to torture and abuse committed by its Iraqi allies against suspected insurgents.

The documents also suggested about 600 civilians were killed at US military checkpoints after the invasion in 2003, and raised questions about the death toll.

Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, criticised the leak, which was the largest ever of US documents, and followed the 90,000 files from Afghanistan released earlier this year....


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