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|Al-Sweady Inquiry: UK soldiers 'mistreated detainees'
||Al-Sweady Inquiry: UK soldiers 'mistreated detainees'
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British soldiers mistreated nine Iraqi detainees after a 2004 battle, a public inquiry into alleged abuse has ruled.
But the Al-Sweady Inquiry found allegations of murder and torture made against the British military were the product of "deliberate lies, reckless speculation and ingrained hostility".
|Claims that up to 20 Iraqis were killed and mutilated after the battle were withdrawn earlier this year.||Claims that up to 20 Iraqis were killed and mutilated after the battle were withdrawn earlier this year.|
The inquiry was set up in 2009 by then defence secretary Bob Ainsworth.