Bodies of insurgents killed in a battle in Iraq were not mutilated by British troops, nor were detainees mistreated, a public inquiry has heard.
September 2, 2013 - On the first day of evidence from military witnesses, the Al-Sweady Inquiry was told that claims that Iraqis killed in the Battle of Danny Boy were mutilated were "baseless rumours", spread to discredit coalition forces.
The inquiry is examining claims, denied by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), that 20 or more Iraqis were unlawfully killed at Camp Abu Naji (CAN) near Majar-al-Kabir on May 14 and 15 2004, and detainees were ill-treated there and later at Shaibah Logistics Base.
Colonel Adam Griffiths told the inquiry he had not seen any evidence to suggest that bodies taken to CAN were mutilated, nor heard anything about detainees being mistreated.
Then the officer commanding B Company, 1st Battalion the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, on May 14 2004 he was leading a "rover group" returning from another camp called Condor, when it was ambushed by Iraqi insurgents. read more>>>