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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