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Soldier investigated for Facebook post

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska-based soldier is under investigation for allegedly posting a video on his Facebook site showing Iraqi children being taunted.

A soldier's voice on the 30-second video asks two young boys in English if they're gay and if they would grow up to be terrorists. The boys did not appear to understand the questions.

Army spokesman Maj. Bill Coppernoll says Spc. Robert A. Rodriguez was ordered to remove the video from his site. It wasn't immediately clear if Rodriguez, who is stationed at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, shot the video or just posted it.

Coppernoll says the Army will take appropriate action based on its investigation. He says video is "disgraceful and clearly inconsistent" with standards expected of every soldier.

Raleigh, N.C., television station WRAL first reported the video.

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