Sgt. Robert Bales Officially Charged for Afghan Massacre

Staff sergeant Robert Bales, the American soldier accused of slaughtering more than a dozen Afghan civilians, has been officially charged with 17 counts of murder among other charges, military officials said. The 38-year-old stands accused of going out from his base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in the middle of the night Sunday and walking to nearby villages where he broke into homes and opened fire on the families inside. Afterwards, he allegedly set some of the bodies on fire. When it was over,...Full Story
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