In a lawsuit for war crimes in Iraq, a soldier of the Navy Seals relieved his superiors and admitted the murder of an IS fighter. The “New York Times” reports that Corey Scott was watching Special Forces Chief Edward Gallagher as he stabbed a 15-year-old prisoner in the neck. The fighter of the terrorist militia “Islamic State” (IS) was unarmed and helpless at the time.
Scott told a military court in San Diego that the puncture had not been life threatening. Alluding to further torture, Scott said of the IS fighter: “I knew he was going to die anyway.” That’s why he wanted to protect the teenager from further attacks.
Scott also referred to Gallagher and his family in his testimony: “He has a wife and family. He should not spend the rest of his life in prison. “
In the previous surveys Scott had given no indication of his involvement in the crime. The confession was made now that he had been promised immunity from prosecution in this case. However, the soldier of the American elite unit is threatened with an expulsion from the army.
The accused Edward Gallagher was accused of stabbing the underage IS fighter and shooting an old man and a young girl. In addition, soldiers reported how G. has repeatedly fired aimlessly in clusters of civilians.
Gallagher’s lawyer, Tomthy Parlatone, spoke against the head of the Special Forces in the process of “mutiny.” The soldiers had been pressured by commanders not to report the incidents. Seven Navy Seals, however, broke the silence. Donald Trump had come behind Edward Gallagher in March and demanded relief for him.