Army's role questioned in missing Mexican students case

Mexican army soldiers conduct an inspection of passengers of a vehicle during a military search operation for over 43 students, September 30, 2014, on the road between Iguala and Chilpancingo, Guerrero state, MexicoAn independent probe into the disappearance of 43 Mexican students put a spotlight on the army’s failure to protect them from crooked police despite knowing about the attacks. A report by experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, released Sunday, found that soldiers had been spotted at the crime scenes and that one intelligence agent had seen police clash with and detain a group of students. Parents of the students and survivors of the tragedy have held protests in front of the headquarters of the army’s 27th battalion in Iguala and have repeatedly questioned the military’s role in the incident, on the night of September 26, when municipal police in the southern city of Iguala whisked away the students after shooting at their buses.

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