– Ministry of Defence
Our thoughts remain with the families of those who lost their lives in this incident and it is a matter of deep regret that the perpetrators of these appalling murders have not been brought to justice. We believe that the circumstances in which they took place have been as fully investigated. It would be inappropriate to comment further, ahead of any forthcoming legal proceedings.
A retired senior army officer has claimed authorities knew British troops in Iraq were at increased risk, before two soldiers from Solihull and Swadlincote were killed by a 400 strong mob.