Pentagon finds more prison abuse photos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Another disc with 24 photographs depicting “apparent abusive acts by U.S. forces” has surfaced in the investigation of mistreatment of Iraqi detainees at a U.S.-run prison near Baghdad, the Pentagon says.

Thirteen of the photographs appeared to be images already seen in the international media, but 11 have not been identified in previous investigations, according to a Pentagon letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“They may not be original or true photographs,” Powell Moore, assistant defence secretary for legislative affairs, wrote to the committee.

He said they were given to the Criminal Investigation Command in Baghdad “under circumstances that warranted investigation, including forensic computer evaluation.”