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Trial set for ringleader of rogue Afghanistan Army unit

• Reuters

A court-martial date of April 4 was set on Tuesday for the alleged ringleader of a U.S. infantry platoon accused of murdering and assaulting unarmed Afghan civilians last year.

Army Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs is charged with three counts of premeditated murder, as well as with cutting off fingers from corpses and beating a fellow soldier who had alerted superiors about widespread hashish use in his unit.