UK TROOPS CONDEMNED OVER DROWNING OF IRAQI BOY FORCED INTO CANAL

uk-troops

According to the Guardian newspaper, British soldiers who forced a 15-year-old- Iraqi boy into a canal and watched him drown after the 2003 invasion of the country have been condemned by a judge heading an inquiry into the incident.

Ahmed Jabbar Kareem Ali was one of a number of Iraqi civilians who were forced into canals and rivers as British troops struggled to contain widespread looting that was triggered by the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime.

The newspaper added that Sir George Newman, who is conducting a series of inquest-style hearings into Iraqi civilian deaths, said in a report into the death of Ali published on Friday, that he was now likely to investigate why the practice spread, and examine the response of the military high command.

Share this post

No comments

Add yours