6 US sailors charged with detainee abuse in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.S. Navy says six sailors have been charged with abusing detainees at U.S. detention center in Iraq and they will face court-martials.

A statement issued Thursday says two detainees suffered minor abrasions in the alleged assaults and eight others were sealed in a cell that had been sprayed with a riot control agent.

The alleged assaults occurred at the Camp Bucca detention center in southern Iraq on May 14 and a formal investigation began four days later.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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