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US troops' remains buried in landfill site
US defence department to investigate why body parts of 274 soldiers were dumped in public landfill site.
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2011 09:03

A scandal involving the dumping of the remains of hundreds of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan is proving to be a huge embarrassment for the US military.

Four investigations are already under way, and one report is expected to be delivered to US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday.

Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan takes a look at the controversy and what the Pentagon is doing about it.

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