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Three British soldiers abused an Iraqi detainee

birtish soilders in iraqLONDON:According to the Defence Ministry on Wednesday,Three British soldiers are being investigated over allegations that they abused an Iraqi detainee.

The  ministry spokeswoman said that the soldiers were referred to a military prosecutor last month and could face war crimes charges,while she declined to give details of the abuse allegations as the case was under investigation.

The ministry said in an emailed statement that;“We have acknowledged that if these allegations do prove to be true then they could be prosecuted as war crimes,”
It also added that;”That is why we have set up the Iraq Historical Allegations Team to investigate allegations thoroughly,”

Britain, Washington’s main ally in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, withdrew its last forces from the country in 2009.

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