A 14 year old Iraqi girl named Abeer Hamza was raped and killed at Mahmudiya, Iraq, by soldiers of 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. To leave no witnesses, the perpetrators killed her parents and 5-year old sister. The brutal crime could not be covered up. Too many people were aware of the facts. Other soldiers came forward to testify. Four have been convicted. Steven D. Green, who was discharged from the army before the filing of charges, is awaiting trial in civilian court.
In retaliation, local Iraqis kidnapped two soldiers of the 502nd Regiment. They were tortured and killed.
"Redacted" by American film maker Brian De Palma is based on what took place at Mahmudiya on March 12, 2006.
David Denby's review of "Redacted
See:Mahmudiya, South of BaghdadThe Evil That Man DoesThe Neocons' War and A Girl Named Abeer HamzaThe 502nd Infantry Regiment and Abeer Hamza