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Suspect in killing of Afghan civilians identified

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A senior U.S. official says Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is the 38-year old responsible for killing 16 Afghan civilians.  The official says this information was kept anonymous due to the sensitivity of the investigation.   

Bales has not yet been charged.  He was being flown today from Kuwait to a military detention center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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