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4 American troops in Iraq charged with cruelty

BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. military says four American soldiers in Iraq have been charged with cruelty and maltreatment of soldiers in their platoon.

In a statement released Friday, the military says charges were filed Wednesday against the four soldiers serving with Multi-National Division-South.

The statement identified the four men as Sgt. Enoch Chatman, Staff Sgt. Bob Clements, Sgt. Jarrett Taylor and Spc. Daniel Weber of the 13th Calvary Regiment from Fort Bliss, Texas.

It says the men are charged with multiple counts of cruelty and maltreatment.

The statement does not provide any details nor does it say when the allegations took place.

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