Investigating the Haditha Killings Seven U.S. Marines face charges in the deaths of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in November, during a hunt for a roadside bomber. Among the dead in Haditha were 11 women and children. The Marines initially reported that the deaths were the result of an explosion.
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Investigating the Haditha Killings

Seven U.S. Marines face charges related to the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in November 2005.

Murder Hearing Begins for Marine in Haditha Killings

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Some Haditha Cases Seen Weakening

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Marine Officers Strategized Their Haditha Responses

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Marine General Testifies at Haditha Hearing

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Military Opens Hearings on Haditha Killings

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Haditha Proceedings Begin with Marine Lawyer

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Marines Charged with Murder in Haditha Killings

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Charges Expected Against Marines in Haditha Case

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Haditha and the Nature of War

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Marines May Have Covered Up Haditha Evidence

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Ohio Town Feels the Loss of Local Marines

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U.S. Moves Rapidly on Iraqi Death Investigations

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Iraq Finishes Own Investigation of Deaths in Haditha

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Report: Multiple Failures to Report Haditha Deaths

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