MP 'not expecting much' from Iraq deaths inquiry

Patrick Mercer, Conservative MP for Newark, said he "did not expect very much at all" to come out of a long-awaited inquiry into claims that British troops murdered and tortured civilians during the Iraq War.

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Iraqi deaths inquiry opens

The al-Sweady public inquiry has begun, more than three years after it was ordered. The inquiry will examine claims that UK soldiers murdered 20 or more Iraqis, and tortured detainees in Maysan Province, southern Iraq, in May 2004.