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Report: British Soldiers Using Models of Mosques for Target Practice

While a military spokesman denied the structures were meant to be mosques, he defended the use of props 'that replicate the environment [soldiers] will be deployed to.'

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Although a military spokesperson apologized for any offense the hardwood structures may have caused, he defended the use of props "that replicate the environment [soldiers] will be deployed to."

"Providing the best training facilities for our armed forces ahead of deployment to operational theaters is a priority for us," he said.

"We have no intention of offending religious sensibilities."

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Liliana Segura is an AlterNet staff writer and editor of Rights & Liberties and World Special Coverage. Follow her on Twitter.