Rape of Iraqi Women by US Forces as Weapon of War – October 2009


Daya Gamage
Asian Tribune
October 3, 2009

In March 2006 four US soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division gang raped a 14 year old Iraqi girl and murdered her and her family —including a 5 year old child. An additional soldier was involved in the cover-up.

One of the killers, Steven Green, was found guilty on May 07, 2009 in the US District Court of Paducah and is now awaiting sentencing.

The leaked Public Affairs Guidance put the 101st media team into a “passive posture” — withholding information where possible. It conceals presence of both child victims, and describes the rape victim, who had just turned 14, as “a young woman”.

To read the full story at asiantribune.com, click here.

WARNING: Graphic images are included as part of the asiantribune.com report.


For additional information about Steven Green, look to the reports linked below.

Jim Frederick, a former editor at TIME has written a book about Green’s unit, Black Hearts: One Platoon’s Disintegration in the Triangle of Death and the American Ordeal in Iraq.

To read more:

The Downward Spiral of Private Steven Green  Jim Frederick  February 8, 2010

When a Soldier Murders: Steven Green Gets Life  Jim Frederick  May 21, 2009
Steven Green Trial Goes To Jury Deliberation  Gail McGowan Mellor  May 6, 2009