Representatives of 180 Iraqi civilians, who claim they were abused by British soldiers in Iraq, will visit the High Court today seeking a public inquiry into their allegations.
Lawyers for the Iraqis allege there were a number of unlawful killings as well as incidents of torture from March 2003 to December 2008 in British-controlled detention facilities.
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