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WikiLeaks Trial Builds Toward Airstrike Video

8:44 AM, Jun 11, 2013   |    comments
In this May 21, 2013 file photo, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., before a pretrial military hearing. The lawyer for Manning, who sent troves of classified material to WikiLeaks, is thanking supporters who gathered outside Maryland's Fort Meade ahead of Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - The court-martial of a U.S. Army private who gave troves of classified material to the website WikiLeaks is building toward testimony about video of a deadly U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan.

The trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning resumed Tuesday morning at Fort Meade, near Baltimore.

On Monday, the court heard the first, fleeting testimony about the 2009 airstrike in Farah province that killed at least 26 civilians in the village off Garani.

WikiLeaks tweeted in January 2010 that it had obtained encrypted video of U.S. bombings of civilians. The tweet referenced an article about the Garani airstrike.

Manning has acknowledged sending classified video of the incident to the secret-sharing website WikiLeaks in the spring of 2010.

The government alleges Manning was the source of the clip WikiLeaks tweeted about.

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