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Iraq Calls For International Oversight Of Rape-Slaying Case --> U.S. soldiers in Iraq (file photo) (CTK) July 4, 2006 -- Iraq today condemned the alleged rape-slaying of a woman by U.S. soldiers south of Baghdad and the killing of her family.

Iraqi Justice Minister Hashim Abd al-Rahman al-Shibli demanded that the UN Security Council and other international organizations make sure troops are punished.

Al-Shibli issued the statement a day after former U.S. soldier Steven Green appeared in federal court in the United States to face charges of rape and murder in the March 12 incident in Al-Mahmudiyah.

At least four other U.S. soldiers still in Iraq are under investigation in the case.

If convicted of premeditated murder, the soldiers could face the death penalty.

The International Coalition In Iraq
Georgian soldiers marking Georgian Independence Day in Baghdad on June 6 (epa)

COALITION MEMBERS: In addition to the United States, 28 countries are Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I) contributors as of May 31, 2006: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. Fiji is participating as part of the UN mission in Iraq. Hungary, Iceland, Slovenia, and Turkey are NATO countries supporting Iraqi stability operations but are not part of MNF-I.

NON-U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL IN IRAQ: United Kingdom, 8,000 as of May 26, 2006; South Korea, 3,237 as of May 9, 2006; Italy, 2,900 as of April 27, 2006; Poland, 900 as of May 30, 2006; Australia, 900 as of March 28, 2006; Georgia, 900 as of March 24, 2006; Romania, 860 as of April 27, 2006; Japan, 600 as of May 30, 2006; Denmark, 530 as of May 23, 2006; All others, 1,140.

(Source: The Washington-based Brooking Institution’s Iraq Index of June 15, 2006)

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