Human Rights Watch: Iraq Army Uses Execution to Keep Discipline

(Reuters)- Human Rights Watch said Iraqi soldiers who have deserted to Kurdish forces in the north told its representatives that the Iraqi military executed 10 deserters on March 26 and has organized execution squads to prevent others from leaving their posts. "Some days we were so hungry we would eat grass which we mixed with a little water," a 21-year-old deserter from the Iraqi Fifth Corps told the rights group.

2003-04-05 00:00:00

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