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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.

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Patrick Mercer: Outcome will 'not be satisfactory'

Patrick Mercer MP has told Daybreak that the conclusions from the al-Sweady inquiry will "not be satisfactory."

He said the families "need to know the truth", but explained that both sides of the argument were "completely polarised".

Today an inquiry into the deaths of 20 or more Iraqis will begin, expected to last until 2014.

It is alleged that UK soldiers killed unarmed civilians and tortured detainees.

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