British troops who served in Iraq could be prosecuted for war crimes

British troops who served in Iraq could be prosecuted for war crimes

British troops who served in Iraq could face prosecution for crimes including murder.

The head of a team investigating potential torture and unlawful killing during the conflict has said there are "lots of significant cases".

Mark Warwick believes that some of them may amount to war crimes.

Reporter Darren McCaffrey has a statement from Britain's Ministry of Defence: “They say that the vast majority of Her Majesty services did not commit any crimes and acted professionally in Iraq,

“But where there are allegations of abuse or unlawful killing that they are being taken extremely seriously,

“And if there is sufficient evidence that prosecution should be had.”

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