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US: Quran burning soldiers only receive administrative punishments

Six U.S. Army soldiers and three Marines escaped criminal charges but received administrative punishments for mistakenly burning Qurans and urinating on the corpses of Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said Monday.

 

Administrative punishments could include demotions, extra duty, forfeiture of pay or a letter in their file. They could also stall any future advancement and end their military careers. (AP)