Report: British troops face fresh charges of Iraq war torture

Britain will face fresh charges of breaching international law over the alleged torture and killing of prisoners during the war in Iraq, according to a newspaper report.

The allegations will go before the High court, with Britain accused of a "systemic" policy of abuse committed over five years, from 2003 to 2008, The Observer reported. A hearing is scheduled over three days from 29 January..

Lawyers for 180 Iraqis - who claim they were abused, or that their family members were unlawfully killed - will place a file of statements before two judges.

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