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Hearing begins in Afghanistan massacre

Case is outlined in killings of 16

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — A caped figure captured on surveillance video came running out of the darkness to the edge of a remote Army outpost in southern Afghanistan. Blood was smeared on his face and soaked into his clothes, prosecutors said.

Less than a mile away, 16 Afghans, including nine children, were dead, some of their bodies on fire in two villages.

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