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US soldier charged over rape and murder of Iraqi girl

A former US soldier has been charged in connection with the rape and death of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the murder of three of her relatives.

Former army private Steven Green has been charged in Kentucky with murder, aggravated sexual assault and conspiracy, as well as a number of other offences.

The indictment accuses the 21-year-old and other US soldiers of raping the girl and burning her body to conceal their crimes.

He and four others stationed at a checkpoint nearby are also accused of killing the teenager's father, mother and six-year-old sister.

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