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Seven SEALs Granted Immunity in Iraq War Crimes Prosecutions | Military.com

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New details in the case against a Navy SEAL charged with multiple war crimes emerged Friday, during a marathon motion hearing at Naval Base San Diego.

The hearing revealed that seven Navy SEALs have been granted immunity to testify for the prosecution during the upcoming trial of Edward R. Gallagher, a chief special warfare operator alleged to have murdered a wounded teenage ISIS combatant by stabbing him in the neck.

The trial phase is scheduled for Feb. 19. Prosecutors expect to call the seven SEALs and up to 13 additional witnesses of the May 2017 incident in Mosul, Iraq.

Source: Seven SEALs Granted Immunity in Iraq War Crimes Prosecutions | Military.com

 

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