Iraqis launch Mahmoudiya killings probe

Mohammed Tawfeeq and Nicky Robertson
Iraqi authorities have begun an independent investigation into allegations that U.S. soldiers raped and killed a 14-year-old girl, and killed her sister and parents, near Mahmoudiya in March, the city's mayor said.
The announcement comes as Iraqis are demanding that the soldiers already facing military and civilian proceedings be tried in Iraqi courts, a tricky demand considering the U.S. and Iraq have an agreement under which

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