Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales will be answerable with 17 counts of annihilation and six counts of advance and attempted annihilation accompanying to a March 11 cutting bacchanalia in Afghanistan, a chief U.S. official said Thursday.
The accuse are accepted to be appear Friday. The official could not explain why the calculation is now 17,when 16 accept been appear dead in the incident.
Bales was aureate out of Afghanistan endure anniversary and is getting captivated at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Afghans are insisting that the doubtable be alternate to Afghanistan to face trial, even as villagers and assembly catechism the U.S. military’s annual of what happened. But an official said in Afghanistan on Sunday that Bales will be approved in the United States.
The binge has artificial already-tense U.S.-Afghan relations and agitated a agitation about whether to cull American troops advanced of their planned 2014 withdrawal. Afghan President Hamid Karzai accepted that troops abjure from villages and acknowledgment to their bases. He said relations amid the two countries were “at the end of their rope.”