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Lawyer says accused US soldier was 'not fit to serve'

A lawyer for the American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians has said he should not have been deployed to Afghanistan.

He said the soldier had suffered a brain injury in Iraq and had also seen a friend lose a leg in an explosion the day before the incident.

The soldier is now being held in US custody in Kuwait.

BBC world affairs correspondent Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 16 Mar 2012