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US government lifts lid on alleged leak to WikiLeaks

• Chris Vallance via BBC News
WikiLeaks posts video of 'US military killings' in Iraq

The US state department has told the BBC it believes an alleged whistle-blower obtained secret diplomatic data despite being at a field base in Iraq.

Serviceman Bradley Manning, 22, faces two charges related to the illegal transfer and transmission of classified information from a US military network.

The US said he was suspected of downloading from SIPR Net.

He reportedly then passed on the data, including army videos and diplomatic messages, to the WikiLeaks website.

WikiLeaks has repeatedly said it does not have the confidential messages and the site itself is not mentioned in the charges against Private First Class (Pfc) Manning.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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Does anyone else find it curious the US government decides to do this with the foreign press as opposed to the hometown parrots?

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