US soldier arrested for Baghdad video leak

http://news-updations.blogspot.comA US soldier has been arrested in connection with the release of a classified video showed in 2007 helicopter attack that killed a dozen people in Baghdad, including two Reuters news staff, the US military said on Monday.

Army Specialist Bradley Manning, 22, of Potomac, Maryland, who was in deployed to Baghdad, is being held in pretrial confinement in Kuwait, "for allegedly releasing classified information," according to a US military statement.

The statement did not provide any details of the information in question but in an emailed response to a query, a US official confirmed that the case involved a US military videotape made public in April by WikiLeaks, a group that promotes the leaking of information to fight government and corporate corruption.

The gunsight video shows an attack by a US Apache helicopter on a group of men in a square in a Baghdad neighborhood.

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