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U.S. soldier uses Quran for target practice; military apologizes
Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond apologizes after a soldier admitted using the Quran for target practice.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A soldier used the Quran -- Islam's holy book -- for target practice, forcing the chief U.S. commander in Baghdad to issue a formal apology on Saturday.
Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad, apologized to leaders in Radhwaniya, in the western outskirts of Baghdad, for the staff sergeant who was a sniper section leader assigned to the headquarters of the 64th Armored Regiment. He also read a letter of apology by the shooter.
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Re: U.S. soldier uses Quran for target practice; military apologizes
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