U.S. Military To Discipline Troops Responsible For Koran Burning, Urination Video

The United States military on Monday announced that it will be taking disciplinary action against the troops responsible for burning copies of the Koran and urinating on corpses earlier this year in Afhganistan, Reuters reports

The incidents set off an international firestorm and prompted a sharp rebuke from Afghan President Hamid Karzai.  

From Reuters:

The military said the punishments were administrative, which could include actions such as a reprimand, reduction in rank or forfeiture of pay. Neither incident so far has resulted in criminal charges, however, something that may fail to satisfy Afghan demands for justice.

 

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