Shocking photos have been shown at a public inquiry into allegations British troops killed and tortured Iraqi soldiers after a firefight in 2004. The UK military has denied the charges that echo the horrific treatment suffered by detainees at the hands of American soldiers in Abu Gharib prison.
These are the bodies of unarmed Iraqi civilians believed to have been killed by British soldiers in 2004. The allegations are that up to 20 Iraqis were brutally murdered and many more viciously tortured. The British army says the victims died in combat. Witness statements however say they saw British soldiers killing civilians while in custody.
In 2009 High Court judges looked into these allegations and accused the Ministry of Defence of inexcusable behavior. On top of that, the defense ministry failed to disclose crucial information and carry out a proper investigation as required by the Human Rights Act.