War crimes court considers investigation into British military


BBC’s Panorama alleges state covered up killings of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq
PA Media

Mon 18 Nov 2019

British soldiers on patrol. The international criminal court says it takes the allegations seriously. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

The international criminal court may investigate the British military for the first time after allegations that war crimes had been committed, the BBC has reported.

The broadcaster’s Panorama programme has claimed killings of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq have been covered up by the state.

The Ministry of Defence said the allegations were unsubstantiated.

Leaked documents allegedly contain evidence implicating British troops in the killing of children and torture of civilians.
A BBC/Sunday Times inquiry said it had obtained new evidence from the Iraq historic allegations team (Ihat) that investigated alleged war crimes committed by British soldiers in Iraq, and Operation Northmoor, which investigated alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.

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2 replies

  1. From my time in Baghdad I can confirm that I definetely heard of many war crimes committed by British troops in Basra (and American troops all over for that matter).

  2. When we reported a robbery committed by American troops in Baghdad the reaction of the US Officer in charge was ‘ah, another one’. Yes, nothing happened after that.

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