British killing of Afghan, Iraqi civilians

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 6 February 2019 video says about itself:

Ex British soldiers: UK commanders authorized civilian killings in Iraq

Killing of civilians in Iraq, children included, was authorized by UK commanders – several former British soldiers say.

“Our commanders, they would tell us: ‘We will protect you if any investigation comes. Just say you genuinely thought your life was at risk – those words will protect you.’”

By Jean Shaoul in Britain:

British troops given free hand to shoot civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan

13 February 2019

The British Army’s rules of engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan allowed troops to shoot unarmed civilians they suspected of keeping them under surveillance.

This resulted in numerous casualties, including children and teenage boys.

An investigation by Ian Cobain, based upon statements by former UK soldiers and published by the Middle East Eye (MEE) website, points to war crimes having been committed.

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