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5 Marines charged with murder

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence confirmed that five Royal Marines have been charged with murder after a 2011 incident in Afghanistan. Four were released without charge.

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Defence Secretary: 'Rules of engagement should be followed'

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said he was determined that the rules of engagement were followed in Afghanistan.

He told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show:

Everybody serving in theatre knows the rules of engagement, they carry cards in their uniforms with the rules on them in case they should need to remind themselves.

I can't comment on the specifics of this case.

We are very determined that rules of engagement will be followed, that any abuse will be dealt with through the normal processes of service justice and that is happening now.

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