Poland clears four soldiers of war crimes over Afghanistan killings

March 19, 2015 3:01 PM

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WARSAW (Reuters) - Four Polish soldiers were on Thursday cleared of war crimes over the killing of six civilians during a patrol in Afghanistan in 2007, but were convicted of lesser charges for which three of them were given suspended sentences.

Poland took part in U.S.- and NATO-led military operations in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2014, stationing its forces mainly in the central-eastern province of Ghazni.

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