(Image source: U.S. Army)

 

BY ZAKIYYAH WAHAB

 

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS

 

 

A U.S. soldier accused of a shooting rampage in Afghanistan has been brought back to America. The solder allegedly killed 16 Afghan civilians. According to Al Jazeera

 

“The Army confirms that Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was transferred to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Bales is being held in pre-trial confinement...”

 

Bales is a married father of two. He is also a combat veteran who has received commendation awards from his overseas deployments. CBS has the reactions of the soldier’s neighbors.

 

“No, I’m shocked, I’m completely shocked... He’s a good guy, got put in the wrong place in the wrong time.”

 

This is Bales’ fourth tour of duty in a war zone. His attorney spoke with media — saying his client is mild-mannered. Fox News says the lawyer doesn’t trust the government and is waiting to talk to Bales in person. The soldier had not been happy about the deployment.

 

“The family was counting on him not being redeployed. And so he and the family were told that his tours in the middle East were over, and then literally overnight that changed...”

 

The soldier had witnessed a serious injury of a comrade the day before the massacre, as well as being wounded twice, including a head injury, in Iraq. Bales’ attorney told The Guardian

 

“...post-traumatic stress disorder...would likely be part of the defense of the four-tour veteran.”

 

According to the New York Times, the killings have left Afghanistan and the U.S. grasping to stabilize their deteriorating relationship.

 

Soldier Accused of Afghan Massacre Brought to U.S.

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Mar 17, 2012

Soldier Accused of Afghan Massacre Brought to U.S.

 

(Image source: U.S. Army)

 

BY ZAKIYYAH WAHAB

 

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS

 

 

A U.S. soldier accused of a shooting rampage in Afghanistan has been brought back to America. The solder allegedly killed 16 Afghan civilians. According to Al Jazeera

 

“The Army confirms that Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was transferred to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Bales is being held in pre-trial confinement...”

 

Bales is a married father of two. He is also a combat veteran who has received commendation awards from his overseas deployments. CBS has the reactions of the soldier’s neighbors.

 

“No, I’m shocked, I’m completely shocked... He’s a good guy, got put in the wrong place in the wrong time.”

 

This is Bales’ fourth tour of duty in a war zone. His attorney spoke with media — saying his client is mild-mannered. Fox News says the lawyer doesn’t trust the government and is waiting to talk to Bales in person. The soldier had not been happy about the deployment.

 

“The family was counting on him not being redeployed. And so he and the family were told that his tours in the middle East were over, and then literally overnight that changed...”

 

The soldier had witnessed a serious injury of a comrade the day before the massacre, as well as being wounded twice, including a head injury, in Iraq. Bales’ attorney told The Guardian

 

“...post-traumatic stress disorder...would likely be part of the defense of the four-tour veteran.”

 

According to the New York Times, the killings have left Afghanistan and the U.S. grasping to stabilize their deteriorating relationship.

 

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