Unlawful killing claims against UK troops are dropped

Allegations British soldiers unlawfully killed Iraqi civilians a decade ago are not supported by evidence heard by a public inquiry investigating their deaths, a lawyer acting for the families of the dead told the Al-Sweady Inquiry in London today.

The inquiry has been examining claims that UK soldiers murdered 20 or more Iraqis, and tortured detainees after the "Battle of Danny Boy" in Maysan Province, southern Iraq, in May 2004.

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Iraqi families drop unlawful killing claim against UK troops

The families of dead Iraqis who claimed they were unlawfully killed by British soldiers a decade ago have dropped their claims after admitting there was "insufficient evidence." But they intend to pursue their claims of mistreatment.