Rolling Stone has obtained more information about the Bravo Company “Kill Team,” that was charged with murdering innocent people (including a 15-year-old kid) while stationed in Afghanistan. Mark Boal explains that the killings – which had been widely panned by the government as being conducted by only a few “rogue” soldiers – were actually done by many soldiers, and the entire Stryker Brgade knew about it:
A Stryker vehicle in the photos, for example, bears identifying marks that are clearly visible in the image. And according to a source in Bravo Company, who spoke to Rolling Stone on the condition of anonymity, the two unarmed men in the photos were killed by soldiers from another platoon, which has not yet been implicated in the scandal.
‘Those were some innocent farmers that got killed,’ the source says. ‘Their standard operating procedure after killing dudes was to drag them up to the side of the highway.’
There’s much more to this story, and if you dare, there are pictures. In them, you can see soldiers smiling while posing with dead bodies, among other disturbing images.