Baha Mousa report to clear army of systematic abuse

An unprecedented public inquiry into the conduct of British soldiers in Iraq is expected to contain damning criticism of senior army officers and their legal advisers, and highlight the failure of commanders to ensure orders were passed down.

The inquiry’s report into the September 2003 death of Baha Mousa, a Basra hotel worker, is also understood to include scathing criticism of military intelligence personnel and the lack of training and preparation British troops received for the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath.

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Categories: Iraq, UK

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