U.S. military detains soldier linked to Iraq video leak

Bradley Manning is identified as the source of footage showing an Army helicopter killing two journalists

Published June 7, 2010 4:29PM (EDT)

The U.S. military in Iraq says it has detained a soldier who has been identified as the source of a leaked video showing Army helicopters killing two journalists in a 2007 shooting.

The military said Monday it is holding Army Specialist Bradley Manning of the 2nd Brigade 10th Mountain Division in pretrial confinement in Kuwait and that he is suspected of releasing classified information.

The 22-year-old was identified by website Wired.com as the source of a video leaked online in April. It shows Army helicopters killing two employees of Reuters news agency.

The military did not refer to the video Monday. It said only that it "takes the management of classified information very seriously" because it affects national security.

By Associated Press

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