Children looking at a soldier holding up a gun in Basra, Iraq
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UK Iraq abuse claims were 'deliberate lies', report finds

A public inquiry into alleged abuse carried out by British soldiers in Iraq has found that many allegations were "the product of deliberate lies".

The inquiry was set up in 2009 by then Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth.

It followed allegations made in judicial review proceedings at the High Court that the human rights of several Iraqis were abused by British troops in the aftermath of a firefight with insurgents near the town of Majar al Kabir.

Caroline Hawley reports.

  • 17 Dec 2014
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