尼日尔村民发现被处死美国海军陆战队员约翰逊尸体

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年11月11日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

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法国装甲车从马里开往尼日尔 - 资料

华盛顿邮报援引尼日尔村民的话报道,美国海军陆战队员约翰逊的尸体已经找到,他的双手被困住,看来是被处死。25岁的约翰逊和其他三名美国军人上个月在尼日尔被激进分子打死。

华盛顿邮报星期五报道说,边远村镇东戈东戈的两名村民对记者说,一些儿童10月6号发现了约翰逊的尸体。在那两天前,四名美国军人和五名尼日尔军人死于激进分子的伏击。

村民对华盛顿邮报说,约翰逊的尸体被发现时,面部朝地,脑后有伤口,双手被绳索捆住。这显示约翰逊可能被发动伏击的激进分子俘虏。

五角大楼说,怀疑攻击者与伊斯兰国组织有关联。

东戈东戈村镇的负责人阿拉萨尼在接受华盛顿电话采访时确认,约翰逊尸体的脚上没有鞋,脑后有被类似铁锤的重物打击的痕迹。

一位要求不透露姓名的的美国政府官员对华盛顿邮报说,约翰逊的头部的确有伤,但是手没有被困住。他建议在调查完成之前不要忙于做出结论。

如果尼日尔村民的说法属实,可以解释为什么约翰逊的尸体比其他丧生美国军人的尸体晚两天发现。

Report: US Marine Killed in Niger Found With Head Wound, Arms Bound

The Washington Post is reporting that the body of 25-year-old La David Johnson, one of the four U.S. servicemen killed last month in Niger by militants, was found with arms bound, apparently executed, according to villagers.

The Post said Friday that two villagers in the remote village of Tongo Tongo told reporters some children found Johnson’s remains Oct. 6, two days after the attack that killed the four U.S. servicemen and five Nigerien soldiers.

When Johnson was found, he was lying face down, there was a wound to the back of his head and his arms were bound with rope, raising the possibility that Johnson had been taken captive by the attackers, villagers told the Post.

The Pentagon has said the attackers are suspected to have been affiliated with Islamic State.

Village chief Mounkaila Alassane confirmed to the Post in a telephone interview that Johnson’s body was found without his shoes, and speculated that the back of the Army sergeant’s head had been smashed with a heavy object, such as a hammer.

A U.S. official who spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity said Johnson’s head had indeed been damaged but denied that his hands were tied. He cautioned against drawing any conclusions until the investigation into the incident is complete.

The account, if true, could help explain why Johnson’s body was found two days later than the bodies of his three compatriots, who were discovered just hours after the attack — one inside a pickup and two more on the ground, one clutching a walkie-talkie.