U.S. Navy SEAL acquitted of most serious charges in war crimes trial

U.S. Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves for a lunch break with wife Andrea from his court-martial trial at Naval Base San Diego, in San Diego, California , U.S., July 2, 2019. REUTERS/John Gastaldo

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader accused of war crimes in Iraq was acquitted by a military jury on Tuesday of murder and all other charges except for unlawfully posing with the corpse of a captive Islamic State fighter. The seven-member jury deliberated for about nine hours before delivering its verdict […]

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