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Hundreds of British troops to be questioned over ‘weak’ war crime allegations

Posted By admin On September 2, 2012 @ 3:32 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Sean Rayment
London Telegraph [1]
September 2, 2012

Investigators with the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) have already identified more than 100 serving and former members of the armed forces who they want to interview about the alleged torture of Iraqi civilians.

But the number under investigation is expected to rise rapidly over the next 12 months as IHAT detectives begin reviewing the evidence from two public inquiries into alleged war crimes.

One, the al-Sweady Inquiry into the so-called Battle of Danny Boy in 2004, has already identified more than 500 troops who will have to give evidence and who will also be interviewed by IHAT.

Members of the SAS, the SBS, interrogators from a unit called the Joint Support Group, medics, senior officers and hundreds of soldiers are expected to be questioned.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9514271/Hundreds-of-British-troops-to-be-questioned-over-weak-war-crime-allegations.html

[2] Inquiry to examine claims that British troops murdered and tortured Iraqi civilians: http://www.prisonplanet.com/inquiry-to-examine-claims-that-british-troops-murdered-and-tortured-iraqi-civilians.html

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