British troops under scrutiny over Iraq abuse claims

Claims that some British troops were responsible for a series of war crimes in Iraq will be examined by the International Criminal Court.

The court is reopening files it closed eight years ago, after a British law firm and a German human rights organisation submitted new information.

Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports on allegations of war crimes against British troops who served in Iraq.

Warning: The report contains images that some viewers may find disturbing.

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Thousands of claims amounting to 'British war crimes'

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is to stage a "preliminary examination" into allegations of abuse by British forces in Iraq, Attorney General Dominic Grieve said today.