US soldier linked to Iraq helicopter video leak charged

BBC News

The US military has pressed criminal charges against a soldier suspected of leaking video of a US helicopter attack in Iraq to the website, WikiLeaks.

Army Spc Bradley Manning is accused of transferring classified data on to his personal computer and transmitting it to an unauthorised third party.

Spc Manning allegedly handed over footage of an Apache helicopter killing 12 civilians in Baghdad in 2007.

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